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DÜZCE

 

Area : 1065 km2
 
Population : 156.326 (2000)
 
Traffic Code No : 81
 
Districts : Düzce (center), Akçakoca, Yığılca, Cumayeri, Çilimli, Gölkaya, Gümüşova, Kaynaşlı.
 
 How to Get
 
Highway: Arrival to Düzce is quite easy because it is on D - 100 high way and TEM motorway connecting Türkiye's two biggest cities, Ankara and Istanbul.
 
 Where to Visit
 
ANCIENT CITIES
 
Konuralp(Prusias Ad Hypium) Antic city at Konuralp town depended to Düzce, history dates back to 3rd century BC. Certain ruins founded in the Antic city are Theatre (40 Stairs), Mermer (Marble) Bridge, Mosaics, Ramparts, Aqueducts, Tyche Statue, Antoninus Pius Bust, Tomb - Grave Reliefs and Statue pedestals.
 
Genoese Castle It is near the sea at Akçakoca. Castle was used first by Byzantines, later Genoeses and Ottomans.
 
MOSGUES AND TOMBS
 
It is estimated that Konuralp Mosque at Konuralp County was constructed at 14th century. It was restored by Dilaver Ağa a century ago, and was preserved untill today. Konuralp Tomb, Karaköy Tombs, Cumayeri and Ahmet Dede Tombs are the important tombs of Düzce.
 
PRESERVED AREAS
 
Demirciönü Nature Protection Area
 
Düzce - Demirciönü Nature Reserve
Location: The nature reserve is in the Akcakoca district of Duzce, in the Black Sea region. Duzce is around 60km west of Bolu.
 
Transportation: It can be accessed via Akcakoca, 10km away.
 
Highlights: In the forest area there are groves of beech, horn-beam, chestnut, oak, lime, strawberries, blackberries and wild hazelnut. It has a unique ecosystem that is very rich in flora and fauna, and wildlife inhabiting the park includes bears, wild boars, foxes, rabbits, wolves, jackals, deer, partridge, eagles, crows and sparrow hawks.
 
Samandere Nature Protection Area
 
Düzce - Samandere
Place: Düzce, Samandere
 
Characteristics: An area of 10 hectares that have a rich and an untouched plant cover which contains some monument trees, and interesting geological characteristics like waterfalls and cascades.
 
Foundation Date: 19.12.1988
 
LAKES AND WATERFALLS
 
Efteni Lake Efteni lake has 100 meter altitude and is in the borders of Düzce and Gölyaka. It is a sweet water lake that come existent with Asar, Uğur, Küçük Melen rivulets, at the slopes of Elmacık Mountains series which 14 kilometer faraway from Düzce. Efteni lake that is on the emigration way of birds, an important and rare center. Lake that shifted to protection area by Forest Ministry, Natural Parks Hunting and Protection of Wild Life General Directorate at year of 1992, hunting is forbidden.
 
lake that hosts nearly 150 different species of water birds, Swan, Cormorant, Flamingo, Water Chicken, Grey Goose, Green Headed Duck, Clumsy Meke, Pegion, Girl Bird, Woodcock, Fish Eagle, Heron, Sneak throated, Angıt are bird species that take attention on first look. Around Efteni the lake; Bird watching terraces for watching lake and an information center aimed giving information to visitors, are present.
 
Güzeldere Waterfall Güzeldere Waterfall that placed in the borders of Gölyaka county depended to Düzce and 28 kilometer away from Düzce, 16 kilometer away from Gölyaka county, has 135 meter height and has privileged location in region by the means of aesthetic.
 
Samandere Waterfall (Natural Monument) Samandere Waterfall that is located in the borders of Samandrere Village at the east south of Düzce and 26 kilometer away from city center, be formed by properties of nature occurrences. Registered as "Natural Monument" by Ministry of Forest. In the 500 meter length area of river that Samandere Waterfall also placed in, there are 3 Waterfalls, monument trees and one section called Cadı Kazanı (witch cauldron) present.
 
CAVES
 
Fakıllı Cave that is 8 kilometer south east from Düzce's Akçakoca county, placed in Fakıllı Village, takes attention. Cave consist from one gallery that 1 meter height and 15 meter length. Inside the cave which still preserve it's natural properties, there are galleries leading to various directions, attractive stalactites and stalagmites.
 
HIGHLANDS
 
Kocayayla - Şehirli Plateaus, Odayeri Plateau, Torkul Plateau, Topuk Plateau, Kardüz Plateau are important plateaus of Düzce.
 
 Geography
 
Düzce's climate beside the summers passing hot, winters passing cold, it shows an interchanging climate between West Black Sea Climate and Middle Anatolian Climate.
 
 History
 
Known history of Düzce dates back to 1390 BC. In this period, region was subjected to the invasions of many tribes and states. For this reason, the region has the marks of Phyrigian, Lydian, Persian, Roman, Byzantian, Seljukian and Ottoman Civilizations .
 
The domination of Ottoman Empire in the region began in 1323 by Konuralp Bey who was one of the commanders of Orhan Ghazi .
 
Düzce that experienced 17 August 1999 and 12 November 1999 earth quakes, is registered as province with adding one new and 6 old counties by decree of Board of Ministers dated 09 December 1999.
 
 Where to Eat
 
At Düzce, local meals are Arnavut Böreği (pastry), Şıl Börek (pastry), Göbete and Mantı (pastry), Katlama, Sarı Burma and Su Böreği (pastry), Boşnak Böreği (pastry) and Dessert, Gözleme, Höşmerim and Keşkek with chicken, Lepsi, Mamursa and Haluj, meal of black cabbage and Mısır Ekmeği (bread with corn flour).
 
 What to Buy
Hazelnut and tobacco cologne that most important agricultural products of region, can be mentioned as suggested materials to buy from Düzce City.
 
 Don't Leave Without
 
-Visiting Akçakoca Ceneviz Castle,
 
-Eating trout cooked with butter at Aydınpınar province
 
-Visiting Konuralp Museum,
 
-Seeing Efteni Kuş Cenneti (Birds' Heaven) and Güzeldere Waterfall,
 
-Grilling meat at Kaynaşlı,
 
-Buying hazelnut - tobacco cologne,
 
 Sites
 
Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Düzce
 
Sites
 
Archaeological Sites: 11
Urban Sites: 1
Natural Sites: 3
Historical Sites: -
 
Other Sites
 
Archaeological and Natural Sites: 2
Total: 17
Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural
Heritages: 144
 
TOTAL: 161
 
 Contact Information
 
Governorship : (+90-380) 523 58 55
Municipality : (+90-380) 651 40 07
Hospital : (+90-380) 524 37 40
Police : (+90-380) 524 62 74 - 524 62 75-524 62 76
Gendarme : (+90-380) 523 47 00
Provincial Directorate : (+90-380) 524 91 33
Tourism Information Office : (+90-380) 611 31 48 - 611-44 48 - 611 61 41
 
Provincial Directorate of Culture
Address : Kültür Mah. Uzunlu Mustafa Cad. No:9 Düzce
Phone : (380) 512 12 35
Fax : (380) 512 12 86
 




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