Bolu

Bolu

Things to do - general
Country Turkey
Province Bolu
Area
 • District 1,524.37 km2(588.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 131,264
 • District 172,355
 • District density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Website www.bolu.bel.tr
Country Turkey
Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedTurkish Liras
Area (km2)1,524.37 km2(588.56 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. The population is 131,264 (2012 census).[3]

The city has been governed by mayor Alaaddin Yılmaz (AK Party) since local elections in 2004. It was the site of Ancient Claudiopolis and has also been called Eskihisar ("old fortress") (and as such has several Turkish namesakes).

Bolu is on the old highway from Istanbul to Ankara, which climbs over Mount Bolu, while the new motorway passes through Mount Bolu Tunnel below the town.

The countryside around Bolu offers excellent walking and other outdoor pursuits. There are hotels in the town. Sights near the town include:

The 14th-century mosque, Ulu Jamii.
Bolu Museum holding artifacts from Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
The hot springs Kaplıcalar.
Lake Abant and village of Gölköy, near the university campus.
The famous crater lake called Gölcük.

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Bolu has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with cold and snowy winters and warm summers with cool nights. Unlike the low-lying, sheltered city center, many parts of the province, like Gerede, have a humid continental climate (Dfb), due to very cold winters. January mean temperature is 0.7 °C, and temperatures rarely rise more than 12.3 °C and rarely drop below -15.0 °C during winter months. July mean temperature is 19.9 °C and temperatures rarely drop below 8.3 °C and rarely rise up to 32.2 °C in summer months. Lowest temperature recorded is -34 °C (-29.2 °F) in February 1929, and the highest was 39.8 °C (103.6 °F) in August 2006. Record snow thickness was 72 cm (28.3 inches) in February 1950. Bolu is a usually cloudy and foggy city and annual sunshine hours are about to be 1,600.Bolu's climate is similar to Budapest's climate.

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