Koyunbaba Bridge

Location of Osmancık within Turkey.

Location of Osmancık within Turkey.

Coordinates: TR 40°58′N 34°48′E / 40.967°N 34.800°E / 40.967; 34.800Coordinates: TR 40°58′N 34°48′E / 40.967°N 34.800°E / 40.967; 34.800
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Çorum
  Mayor Hamza Karataş (AKP)
  District 1,116.26 km2 (430.99 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 27,355
  District 44,363
  District density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 19500
Area code(s) 364
Vehicle registration 19
Climate Cfb[3]
Website www.osmancikbultenicom

Osmancık is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located 59 km north of the city of Çorum.


Located on an important crossing of the River Kızılırmak on the ancient Silk Road to the orient, Osmancık has long had a strategic value, and is still today a popular stopping-place on the road from Istanbul to the Black Sea city of Samsun and further east.

Today, Osmancık is known for its rice production, being especially suitable for a new strain of rice developed especially for the region by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and named "Osmancık-97."

The North Anatolian Fault zone runs through the valley, making Osmancık very vulnerable to earthquakes.

Kızılırmak River and Koyunbaba Bridge

List of Neighborhoods


The area was settled by the Kayı clan of the Oghuz Turks as they migrated westwards into Anatolia from their heartland of Central Asia. Osmancık was one of the important destination points in the Ottoman period. Because of a number of earthquakes the city could not keep its ancient architecture. In the last century, there have been 4-5 heavy earthquakes. Being on the path of the Kızılırmak made the city an important settlement point since early history. Osmancık was known as "Pimolisene" during Roman and Byzantine eras.


Population by year
Years Central Villages Total
2008 24,678 26,486 51,164
2000 30,423 25,335 53,758
1990 21,347 31,143 52,490
1980 63,018
1970 53,849
1960 42,960
1927 29,184
1907 29,473
1893 17,639
1831 4,349

Notable natives

Places of interest


  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.
  3. Osmancık Climate-Data.org
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