Kastamonu İli İngilizce Tanıtımı

Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. According to a 2000 census, it has a population of 103,340 and an area of 1482 km². It is located to the south of the province.

Near the city (approximately 10 miles) is the village of Kasaba with an important mosque, the Mahmut Bey mosque, from 1366, built in the Seljuk tradition. It is considered to be one of the finest wooden mosques in Turkey. The door has excellent woodcarving.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion during the Roman period. Within the region, Romans founded a city of Paphlagonia at the town Taşköprü which is nowadays famous for its garlic production.

The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu by Atatürk on August,23 1925. Atatürk made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi building. The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum.

Notable people
Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893-1942) Greek musician and composer
Saban Veli (1499-1569) Sufi Saint

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ayse55 Tarih: 05.05.2009 16:03
yaaa türkçe çeviriside olsaydı keşke .....
BoardBeLasi Tarih: 08.03.2009 10:54
[COLOR="Pink"]Kastamonu is a lovely city hidden in the midst of forests in Anatolia. The beauty of the 12th century Byzantine castle at the foot of the hill welcomes you. The 13th century Atabey Mosque and the Ibni Neccar Mosque are worth visiting. In the village of Kasaba you will have the opportunity to see one of the most elegant wood carvings of Turkey, on the Mahmut Bey Mosque.
The Ilgaz National Park is 63 kms south of Kastamonu. It is a perfect destination for mountaineering and especially for winter sports since there is a ski-center with good accommodation facilities. The landscape from the Ilgaz Mountain (2587 m) is breathtaking; you will want to take some photographs. The Kizilirmak River contributes to that marvelous picture of the city. The Ilgarini cave at Cide, the Alinca underground cave at Kure, and the International Equestrian Tourism Center of Daday are amongst other attractions.
Inebolu, 100 kms north of Kastamonu, is a typical Black Sea town, exhibiting fine examples of traditional Turkish architecture in the midst of greenery. To the east of lnebolu is the Abana holiday center. To the west is Cide with good hotels and sandy beaches, as well as the dreamlike Gideros Bay.
Last Total Solar Eclipse of the Millennium occurred in Kastamonu’s Cide and Gideros towns in 1999, August 11th.