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Coordinates: 41°38′04″N 32°20′15″ ECoordinates: 41°38′04″N 32°20′15″E
Country Turkey
Province Bartın
 • Mayor Cemal Akın (MHP)
 • District 1,027.76 km2(396.82 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 56,557
 • District 143,262
 • District density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Climate Cfb
Country Turkey
Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedTurkish lira (TRY)
Area (km2)1,027.76 km2 (396.82 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Main sights

Bartın is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR).

Main sights include the castle, two churches, bedesten, the Kuşkayası Road Monument and İnziva (seclusion) Cave in the city center. Sections of the ancient city like the forum, the council palace, the road of honor, the theatre, the acropolis, and a necropolis are now below the ground.

The wooden Bartın houses display the architectural characteristics of the art movements after the Tanzimat Fermanı (Reforms Decree).

Nightlife info


The city hosts strawberry festivals in spring. The city also has beaches of good quality.

Culture and history info

Bartın is a city in northern Turkey and the central district of the province of Bartın.

Formerly a district of Zonguldak Province, Bartın has been made into a province seat in 1991 with the constitution of its province, including four districts: Central Bartın, Amasra, Kurucaşile, and Ulus). The city, with a population of c. 48,000,[3] is situated 14 kilometers inland on the Bartın River (Bartın Çayı) that is navigable for vessels between the city and the Black Sea coast. Bartın River is the only navigable river for vessels in Turkey.


The history of the antique Parthenios city (Παρθένιος in Greek) dates back to 1200 BC, when its area was inhabited by the Gasgas tribe. In the following centuries, the region had entered under the dominance of Hittites, Phrygians, Cimmerians, Lydians, Greeks, Persians and Macedonians. Later, it was part of the Roman Empire and then of the Byzantine Empire, until it fell to the Seljuk Turks and the Candaroğulları State between the 11th and the 13th centuries AD. Bartın was conquered by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I in 1392. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Bartın was part of the Kastamonu Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.

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