Kavak, Samsun

Coordinates: 41°04′25″N 36°02′25″E / 41.07361°N 36.04028°E / 41.07361; 36.04028Coordinates: 41°04′25″N 36°02′25″E / 41.07361°N 36.04028°E / 41.07361; 36.04028
Country  Turkey
Province Samsun
  District 698.93 km2 (269.86 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 8,924
  District 20,312
  District density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Climate Csb

Kavak is a district of Samsun Province of Turkey. Kavak is located 51 km away from Samsun. It has 600 m height from the sea level. The mayor is Ibrahim Saricaoglu (AKP).

Kavak is located on the high way of Samsun-Ankara which brings it economical and social advantage. The most important economical income of Kavak is chicken farms. The famous Turkish wrestler, Yasar Dogu was born in Kavak Emirli village. One of the most famous people of Kavak is Ali KIVRAK(Bey)(1898-1981). He participated almost all wars in the Turkish Independence War as an infantry soldier. Cukurbuk village, especially Cote district, is popular with its nice agricultural products, like apple, cherry and corn. Cote district has also lots of chicken farms. KIVRAK family is the founder of Cote district. Mustafa KIVRAK and Fikret KIVRAK are the most popular chicken farm owners. Ismet KIVRAK who was retired from Turkish Air Force was also born in Cote district. Yaşar Doğu - Olympic gold medalist sports wrestler was born here.


  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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