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Boğazkale is located in Turkey
Country Turkey
Province Çorum
 • Mayor Osman Tangazoğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Murtaza Dayanç
 • District 310.50 km2 (119.88 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 1,356
 • District 4,437
 • District density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Post code 19310

Boğazkale is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is located at 87 km from the city of Çorum. The population of the town is about 1,500.[3] The mayor is Osman Tangazoğlu (AKP).

Formerly known as Boğazköy or Boghazköy, this small town (basically one street of shops) sits in a rural area on the road from Çorum to Yozgat. Boğazkale is best known as the site of Hattusa and Yazılıkaya and the area attracts visitors in the summer and there are restaurants near the historical sites, and stalls selling local handicrafts.

Boğazkale is the site of the ancient Hittite city of Hattusa. Because of its rich historic and architectural heritage, Boğazkale is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR).[4]

Ancyra Ferrea

The ruins of Ancyra Ferrea are nearby. This city was part of the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, and at an early stage had a Christian community. It bishop Florentius was one of the fathers of the First Council of Nicaea in 325. He was also among the Eastern bishops who departed from the Council of Sardica and set up a rival council in Philippopolis in 344. Philippus took part in the Council of Chalcedon in 351, Cyriacus in the Third Council of Constantinople (680) and the Trullan Council (692), Constantius in the Second Council of Nicaea (787), and Michael in the Photian Council of Constantinople (879).[5][6]

No longer a residential bishopric, Ancyra Ferrea is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[7]


  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ " - Turkey". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  5. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 799-802
  6. ^ Siméon Vailhé, v. Ancyre de Phrygie, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. II, Paris 1914, coll. 1546-1548
  7. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 832

External links

  • Bogazkale Homepage
  • Turkey Travel Guide
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