Coordinates: 40°56′N 38°08′E / 40.933°N 38.133°E / 40.933; 38.133Coordinates: 40°56′N 38°08′E / 40.933°N 38.133°E / 40.933; 38.133
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Giresun
  Mayor İbrahim ALTUNSOY (AKP)
  District 154.33 km2 (59.59 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 6,766
  District 13,502
  District density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 28340
Area code(s) (+90) 454
Licence plate 28
Climate Cfa
Website http://www.piraziz-bld.gov.tr/

Piraziz is a town and a district of Giresun Province on the Black Sea coast of Turkey.

In the Ottoman Empire period the town was named Piridede-Abdal.

The local economy depends of growing hazelnuts and fishing in the Black Sea. This is a poor district and many people have migrated away to jobs in Turkey's larger cities.

Piraziz itself is a small town of 6,886 people.


  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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