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Artvin is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 41°49′05″ECoordinates: 41°11′00″N 41°49′05″E
Mayor Emin Özgün (CHP)
District 1,085 km2 (419 sq mi)
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
District Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Post code 0800
Artvin is a city in northeastern Turkey. It is located on a hill overlooking the Çoruh River near the Deriner Dam. It is home of Artvin Çoruh University.
1 Geography and Climate
3 Places of interest
5 Sister cities
6 Notes and references
7 See also
8 External links
Geography and Climate
Artvin is located on the terrace hills by the Çoruh River with most of it on the western bank. The climate is wet all year round, and the summers are pleasantly cool, being strongly affected by the nearby Black Sea. The population of Artvin, the capital town is 24354
The Meydanı area of Artvin
The area around Artvin was known variously as Çorok, Çoroksi and Livane. According to the ancient historian Xenophon, it was occupied by the Makron, Kolkh and Tao. The geographer Strabo states that in the 1st century BCE, there were many small kingdoms under Roman domination. The Bagratids established their rule here with the help of the Byzantines. In 1015, it passed to the Seljuk Turks. Except for a brief period during the Mongol invasion, it was ruled by a succession of Turkish dynasties such as the Ilkanids, Karakoyunlu, Akkoyunlu and finally the Ottoman Empire. Artvin was made part of the Eyalet of Çıldır. It was ceded to Russia as a result of the 1877-1878 war and regained in 1918 as part of the Brest Litovsk Treaty. In 7 June 1921, Artvin Sanjak was created, only to be reorganized into Artvin Province.
Places of interest
Artvin or Livana (Livane) castle, built in 937
There are a number of Ottoman Empire houses and public buildings including:
Salih Bey mosque, built in 1792
The fountain of Çelebi Efendi, built in 1783.
The surrounding countryside offers many places for climbing, trekking and rafting.
Artvin is known for the Kafkasör Culture and Arts Festival Festival that takes place every year. The most famous spectacle that takes place are the Bull wrestling events which draw many domestic and international tourists.