Area: 1.376 km²
Population: 225.102 (2000)
Traffic Code: 78
The province of Karabük is located in the Western Black Sea Region, and is a tourism paradise with its historical Safranbolu houses and ancient cities.
Karabük carries the rightful honor of representing the industrialization process in the history of the Turkish Nation. In the first years of the Republic, as a result of the revolution decision of the Great Leader Atatürk on the manner of industrialization, Karabük province was chosen for the foundation of the first integrated iron - steel facility of Turkey, because of its proximity to the mine coal catchment area and to the shoreline, because the province is located on the route of railway and because of its strategic convenience.
Districts: Karabük (Center) , Eflani, Eskipazar, Ovacık, Safranbolu, Yenice