Kirikkale is located in the central Anatolia region. Some of the old houses and mansions belonging to the Ottoman period are still being preserved. Official Turkey visa is mandatory before you can enter to Turkey. Please use our website to find out if you need a online visa for Turkey from your home country.

Kirikkale , the Republic of Turkey ‘s Central Anatolia region somewhere field is provincial .

There is no exact information on where the city’s name is from. It is said that Kırıkköyü and Kaletepe located in the center of the city are formed by shortening and combining. This name is widely accepted by the people, but the name of the region is “Kırıkkal” in Ottoman archive documents. Kırıkkale, province 21 June 1989 and 3578 numbered law in accordance with the ceremony held by the Prime Minister Turgut Ozal ceremony. Fikret Güven , the first son of his father , started his duty as a provincial governor with the ceremony held on August 17, 1989 . [7]

According to TURKSTAT data in 2016, there are 9 districts, 11 municipalities, 85 municipalities and 185 villages in these municipalities along with the central district


The province of Kırıkkale is located in the temperate climate zone. However, due to the fact that the area in which it is located is far from the sea and the daily temperature difference is in the form of steppe, the climate is continentalized.


As a city, the establishment and development of Kırıkkale is quite new. However, it is known that the geographical area of ​​Kırıkkale is a very old settlement area which goes back centuries ago. Archaeological artifacts and remains such as the cave, underground city and mound in different parts of the province are valid. After the Malazgirt Victory of 1071, the Böhrek (Kidney) Mountain near the city of İlimiz comes at the beginning of the struggle for Anatolia’s Turkish and Islamic lands. In addition, one of the first Turkish – Islamic settlement centers in Anatolia was founded in 1120. In the following centuries, various Oghuz Turkmen tribes migrating from Central Asia to Anatolia were seen to be ruled in this region. Meanwhile, “Oğuzhan” carving, There are documents of Ottoman archives near Ankara (as it was said at the time) that they were held in “Kırıkkale” region. These sources show us that Kırıkkale name was given to us 250 – 300 years ago. In the recent periods of the Ottoman State Kırıkkale Region, Keskin town of Kırşehir, which is the sanjak of the Ankara Province, is located in Kızılırmak Basin; Yahşihan, Kırıkköyü and Yuva Village. In Evliya Çelebi, Kirikkale located on the Silk Road speaks with praise from the settlement centers such as Keskin, Yahşihan and Sulakyurt. Kırıkkale, which started to develop with the Defense Industry, which started to be established in the first years of the Republic; valuable finds from various civilizations obtained from various excavations, wooden houses with a history of 150-200 years, The Defense Industry is an important Republican city with its productions, MKEK factories, other industrial facilities such as the Tüpraş Refinery and the University and an excellent combination of history, culture, industry and science. Let’s get to know the Young Republic City with 383.508, City Center 205,078 Population together with eight towns according to the 2000 Population Census (Keskin, Karakeçili, Çelebi, Bahşili, Yahşihan, Bursaeyh, Sulakyurt and Delice). It was founded in 1925 in the Republican era. While it was a district affiliated to Ankara, it became a province in 1989. Sulakyurt and Delice) together with the eight counties of 383.508, Provincial Center with a population of 205,078 Let’s get to know the City more closely. It was founded in 1925 in the Republican era. While it was a district affiliated to Ankara, it became a province in 1989. Sulakyurt and Delice) together with the eight counties of 383.508, Provincial Center with a population of 205,078 Let’s get to know the City more closely. It was founded in 1925 in the Republican era. While it was a district affiliated to Ankara, it became a province in 1989.


Highway : Highway: Terminal is approximately 1 km from the city center. Municipal buses, minibuses and private taxis operate at Terminale.

Railway : Railway: Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Ankara, Eastern Express tariffs are applied. Station Tel: (+ 90-318) 224 28 58

Kırıkkale Districts

Sharp: Keskin: Because it was established near Keskin Denek Dağ, its name was given the name of the Subject Mine and later it was called Keskin Mine. He was shortened and named Keskin. While it is not known exactly where the sharp name comes from, it is mentioned in the Evliya Çelebi Travel Destinations about the sagacas of Sivas Province, after the Çorum sancağından sharp crunch is also mentioned. In 1859, the municipality became a county connected to the Kırşehir sanjag in 1891. At the end of the migrations in nearby villages and towns the population has increased and the district center is growing. The location is 5 km. south of the hill and the hills of the eagle was built on the hill. It is 105 km south of Kırıkkale province to Ankara. 27 km from Kırıkkale. . It is on Kırıkkale-Kayseri road. Its surface area is 1263 km2 and altitude is 1140 meters. The county of the county has a plateau view. It lies between the Kızılırmak valley on the southwest and the Delice River on the east. Mount Dene in the south east of the plateau, and Böhrek mountains in the south. The southwest of the county is surrounded by Çelebi.

Çelebi : Çelebi: Çelebi was founded by the Turks in a position known as the Black Forest. Later, they were settled by a group of Turkmen tribesmen called Harameyn, who came to be known as Kavas Ozü, which is described as Çebi Mountain. The climate has the typical black climate of the Inner Anatolian Region. The winters are fairly hard and snowy, and the temperature is generally below zero during the winter. In 2000 the central population of the province was 3333, the population of the villages was 3877 and the total sum was 7210. There are 13 villages in the district.

Sulakyurt: Sulakyurt: The district was founded by Sheikh Sami as a village connected to the Kalecik district in the 15th century. Küçükşami Mosque Şeyh Tomb, Sarıkız Tomb, Tokush Sultan Tomb are available. Kalekışla Castle, Kalekışla Mağrı, Seydin Tepesi and Gültepe mound are the main cultural values. 2012 Rescue Excavation: The rescue excavations carried out by the experts of Ankara Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Büyük Seyidin Tepe Tumulus located between the borders of Ulaklı Village and Sulakyurt District and Farashlı Village of İlimiz Bolueyh District, revealed the grave chamber; It is stated that the grave room subject to the raporda prepared by the experts may belong to the Late Hellenistic or Early Roman Period. Since there is no place for the exhibition of the King’s grave in the rescue excavation,

Karakeçili: Karakeçili: Distance to the city center is 35 km. Since 1995, the Karakeçili International Culture Festival has been held every year in the district. BÜLLÜKALE Place and Size It is situated on the left side of the highway which goes from Ankara to Kaman, Kızılırmak, on the Karakeçili site of Büklükale, Kırıkkale, Karakeçili. Kaman Kalehöyük, about 100 km south of Ankara and located in Kaman, is 50 km west of the Archeology Museum. It is one of the narrowest sections of Büklükale Kızılırmak. A stone bridge called Çeşnigir bridge belonging to the Seljuk period of the 13th century is passing through this area immediately over the river. Remains of the Roman bridge belonging to the Roman period which is under water are an indication that the region has been chosen as settlement area for centuries. Because this area is one of the important transit points in Central Anatolia by its location. Surface Investigations and Excavation Studies Beginning Head of Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archeology. As a result of the surveys conducted in 1991, 2006 and 2008 under the chairmanship of Sachihiro OMURA, it was determined that Büklükale had a strategic importance for the period of BC II and Hittite Imperial Period especially in terms of Old Anatolian History. For this reason, it is aimed to illuminate the Hittite period with the excavations of Büklük, which is an important problem that was opened in the chronology of Kaman Kalehöyük, which was excavated since 1986. As a result of these investigations, he worked as a researcher at the Japanese Anatolian Archeology Institute and also worked as a lecturer at Ahi Evran University. Assoc. Dr. Kimiyoshi MATSUMURA ​​started out in 2009. Excavation Studies The ruins of Büklükale consist of two archeological areas; the lower city and the upper city. The study of the stratigraphy of this region by means of excavation studies at the top of the rock called Kale is one of the aims of the studies there and determining the building levels belonging to the Hittite Empire Age is the most important purpose. Four excavations have been conducted on the 1st floor: Ottoman period, 2nd floor: Iron Age, 3rd floor: Late Bronze Age, 4th floor: Old Bronze Age. Glass bottles, which may be the first glass works in Anatolia, especially from the 3rd floor finds, and cuneiform tablets dated to the Hittite Empire period are among the important finds. Hellenistic period materials dated to the Alanda Late Iron Age were also identified. With the ongoing Magnetic Surveys aiming to determine the boundaries of the lower city, also in the geomagnetic researches in the lower city, the city wall and gate belonging to the Hittite period have been identified. Thus, Büklükale’s BC. In the second half of the second millennium, the Hittite Empire era, it was revealed that it was an important city center.

Bahcili : Bahcili: Bahcili is an old settlement area. XI. has been opened to the Turks since the century. Bahşili District is 5 km from Kırıkkale city center, 80 km from Ankara and 3 km from Ankara-Kayseri road. distance, Kızılırmak’a 11 km. 243 km2 with coastline. It is a 700-digit settlement area with a surface area. Bahşili District is built on a rugged terrain. The height of the Küre Mountain in the west of the province is 1552 m. (1774 m.) is the highest mountain after the Cult of Denek.

Delice : Delice: It is believed that the first settlers in the district are HİTİT’lerin the historical remains from the area known as Çömelek Kaya in the district center. It is estimated that the name of Karabekir, named after Karabekir, founded by Demirci Karabekir, appointed by Çorum Sanctuary Mahmut Bey, was the result of Delice District’s being obliged to subject the Ottoman Empire’s Turkmen and nomadic trenches to compulsory Iskana. Delice District is limited to Sungurlu (Corum) and Yerköy districts in the east. These borders are only the eastern Delice River.

Yahşihan : Yahşihan: Yahşihan is one of the old Turkish-Islamic settlement areas. The name of the settlement, which was referred to as Yörük Yahşihan in the Ottoman Archives records, was used as Yahşihan. Yahşihan became a fully organized town center in the period of Republic with the reason of its geographical position. It is surrounded by the mountain of Demiribel, Ardıçlı hills, Küre and Delikli mountains. The land is very fertile and the spring water is very rich. Yahşihan is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the Kara Güney mountain on the right-eastern shore of the Kızılırmak river. The Red Cross divides the land into two.

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