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Country  Turkey
University  Kirikkale University
Area  318.07 km2
Mayor  Veli Korkmaz (AKP)

Kirikkale is the capital of the Kirikkale Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located 80 km east of Ankara. According to the 2000 census, the population of the province is 280,834, of which 192,705 live in the city of Kirikkale. The name of the city means broken castle.


Map of Kirikkale

The town of Kirikkale is located on the Ankara-Kayseri railway near the Kizil River in central Turkey. Formerly a village, it owes its rapid rise in population mainly to the establishment of steel mills in the 1950s. These works, among the largest in the country, specialize in high-quality alloy steel and machinery. In the 1960s chemical plants were added.

Kirikkale University is located in the city.

Kirsehir sehir merkezi kirikkale elmadag ankara istikameti 2013


Kirikkale in the past, History of Kirikkale

The name of the city supposedly comes from the name "Kirik" a village 3 km north of the city combined with another name called "Kale", meaning castle, in the centre of the city, the two were put together to make Kirikkale. Inhabitation began in the 16th century when Turkish tribes came from the east and settled in Central Anatolia.


Kirikkale Beautiful Landscapes of Kirikkale

Kirikkale was recently declared a state in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey which is near Kizilirmak River translating to Red River. The river is used to produce rice for the Turkish economy. The natural vegetation is steppe type, and vineyards are found in abundance.


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