Gerze, Turkey


Location of Gerze

Coordinates: 41°48′20″N 35°11′53″E / 41.80556°N 35.19806°E / 41.80556; 35.19806Coordinates: 41°48′20″N 35°11′53″E / 41.80556°N 35.19806°E / 41.80556; 35.19806
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Sinop
  Mayor Osman Belovacıklı (CHP)
  District 566.26 km2 (218.63 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 12,734
  District 21,517
  District density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 57600
Area code(s) (0090)+ 368
Vehicle registration 57
Climate Cfa

Gerze is a town and a district of Sinop Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is 49 km east of Sinop and 140 km west of Samsun.


The Çeçe Sultan Tomb, a pilgrimage place, is 15 km from the town. The date of its construction is unknown. The region is noted for its traditional domestic architecture. The regions of Değirmenler and İdemli, and Gazhane Bay are popular excursion places.


  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.

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