Artvin, Symphony of Colurs

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Like all cities extending along the beautiful Black Sea coast, Artvin is a lovely city, 64 kms southeast of Hopa, possessing picturesque views of nature. Typical of this region, wide forests cover the area, and this landscape of mountains and lakes,  plateaus and rivers, together with the traditional settings of pretty wooden houses, offers a pleasant atmosphere to visitors.

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The wild and romantic Çoruh river with its impressive rapids crosses the land here. White water rafting  is possible on this river for the adventure- lovers to enjoy the excitement that few other rivers in the world offer. Along the road to Erzurum, there  are the Tortum waterfalls, constituting another attraction with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. 55 kms east of Artvin, there are  the towns of Savsat and Borcka, and the nearby Karagöller, a dreamlike place of beautiful lake. Wide plateaus are also found in Artvin, one being the Bilbilan; and the other Kafkasor, where the famous Kafkasor  festival is held with the interesting bull-fights. Sarp border gate is at Hopa. There are many historical citadels, mosques, churches, and bridges, along with yatching,  hunting, fishing facilities and thermal springs.

 

In this city of diverse nature, there also exist numerous ancient sites for sightseers to visit. The ruins of a 16th-century castle lie at the foot of the hill where the city is situated. There are fine old churches, dating to the 7th and 10th centuries, near the villages of Barhal, Ishan, Bagbasi and Çamliyamaç. Balih Bey Mosque is another important monument of Artvin, and the typical old Turkish houses are the part of the charming historical scenery.

The source : www.allaboutturkey.com

Artvin, one of the beautiful cities in the Black Sea region.   But as world changes, as my city İstanbul changes, the cities of the regions change too. But municipalities appreciate the nature of their cities. They know what is important for a city, modernity, richness and beauties  of nature of their region, to keep alive their old and historical places and houses,…. Because they know, people/tourists want to see them.. Nature sports, staying in old and traditional houses as a hotel, and to taste the regional meals,…etc. At my desk, with Google help, I try to search my country and the cities of different regions. We have seven regions,

The 1st Geography Congress held in Ankara between 6-21 June 1941 divided Turkey into seven regions after long discussions and work. These geographicalregions were separated according to their climate, location, flora and fauna, human habitat, agricultural diversities, transportation, topography and so on. At the end, 4 side regions and 3 inner regions were named according to their neighborhood to the four seas surrounding Turkey and positions in Anatolia. Most of the cities’ borders are within the territory of a single region, but sometimes can be within two, even three regions (such as SivasAfyonKahramanmaras).

Approximate Real land occupied by the regions within the total of Turkey’s whole territory, based on (approximately) Real 814.000 km2 considering the topographical formations instead of Projected 780.500 km2 (301,353 square miles):

  1. Eastern Anatolian…… 171.000 km2 (66,023 sq mi)
  2. Central Anatolia……… 162.000 km2 (62,548 sq mi)
  3. Blacksea………………. 146.178 km2 (56,439 sq mi)
  4. Mediterranean………… 122.100 km2 (47,143 sq mi)
  5. Aegean………………….. 85.000 km2 (32,818 sq mi)
  6. Marmara…………………. 67.300 km2 (25,984 sq mi)
  7. Southeastern Anatolia… 61.000 km2 (23,552 sq mi)

The source : www.allaboutturkey.com/regions

So, I want to share with you after searching about Artvin city in the east,  in the Black Sea region.

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Plateau Şavşat,

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