Sakarya Province

Sakarya Province (Turkis: Sakarya ili) is a province in Turkey, locatit on the coast o Black Sea. The river Sakarya creates a wabbin o estuaries in the province.

Sakarya Province

Sakarya ili
Location of Sakarya Province in Turkey
Location of Sakarya Province in Turkey
Provincial seatAdapazarı
 • Electoral destrictSakarya
 • Tot4,895 km2 (1,890 sq mi)
 • Tot976,948
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Area code(s)0264
Vehicle registration54

Sakarya is locatit in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli tae the wast, Bilecik tae the sooth, Bolu tae the sootheast, an Düzce tae the east. The caipital o Sakarya is Adapazarı. The climate is oceanic due tae its close proximity tae the Black Sea.

Sakarya is situatit on the Ankara-Istanbul Heich-gate. It is connectit throu baith road an rail. Sakarya is servicit bi Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Internaitional Airport airport. The current mayor o Sakarya is Zeki Tocoglu (AKP).


Sakarya dates back tae 378 BC. Auncient settlers included Phrygiens, Bithyniens, Cimmerians, Lydians an Persies, but Sakarya got its identity frae the Romans an Byzantine rulers. Ane o the maist important remains o historical significance is the Justinianus Brig (Turkis: Beş Köprü) biggit bi Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 533 CE.



  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

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Coordinates: 40°41′50″N 30°27′24″E / 40.69722°N 30.45667°E / 40.69722; 30.45667