Giresun / General Definition


General Informations

Giresun only consisted of the city centre, Tirebolu and Görele counties and Bulancak, Keşap and Espiye towns connected to the counties until the city of Şebinkarahisar ceased to be a city and the Center of Şebinkarahisar and Alucra counties joined Giresun city. With the establishment of the counties of Bulancak in 1942, Keşap in 1945, Espiye in 1957, Dereli in 1958, Eynesil 1960, Piraziz and Yağlıdere in 1987, Çanakçı, Güce, Doğankent and Çamoluk in 1990, the number of counties raised to 15.

 

Surface Area : 6.934 km2. It constitutes 0.89% of the surface area of Turkey.

Population : 523.819

Elevation : 10

Average Precipitation : 1349,9 mm

Average Temperature : 14.3 C

Highest Temperature in 2003 : 37.3 C

Lowest Temperature in 2003 : -2 C

Plateaus : Kümbet, Kulakkaya, Bektaş, Tamdere, Karagöl, Eğribel and Kazıkbeli

 

Important Rises : Dereli Bektaş Plateau Karagöl Hill (3107 Meters)

Neighbors: Trabzon and Gümüşhane in the East, Erzincan in the Southeast, Sivas in the South and Southwest, Ordu in the West and the Black Sea in the North surround the city.

 

City Center ; Is founded on a peninsula stretching towards the sea between the Valleys of Aksu and Batlama. The only island of the Eastern Black Sea, Giresun Adası stands to the east of the peninsula, 2 km to the coast.

 

POPULATION

 

 

The Population of Counties and the Total Population According to the Census of 2007:

 

 

COUNTY       Total Population         City Population          Village Population

MERKEZ                                    113.936                                   89.241                         24.695

ALUCRA                                   10.426                         6.506                           3.920

BULANCAK                    59.325                         37.021                         22.304

ÇAMOLUK                            7.588                           2.332                           5.256

ÇANAKÇI                      7.257                           1.746                           5.511 

DERELİ                         22.902                         5.702                           17.200

DOĞANKENT                 6.881                           3.499                           3.382

ESPİYE                          31.075                         16.823                         14.252

EYNESİL                        14.244                         7.970                           6.274

GÖRELE                                   28.357                         14.428                         13.929

GÜCE                           8.754                           2.994                           5.760

KEŞAP                          20.244                         8.968                           11.276

PİRAZİZ                        14.832                         7.640                           7.192

ŞEBİNKARAHİSAR           23.731                         13.698                         10.033

TİREBOLU                     28.835                         13.672                         15.163

YAĞLIDERE                   19.118                         8.127                           10.991

TOPLAM                       417.505                                   240.367                                   177.138

 

 

The population of Giresun city in 2007 is 417.505. Bulancak County has the most population of the 15 counties with 59.325, whereas Doğankent County has the least population with 6.881.

 

The number of people per km2, the population density is 77 provincial-wide and 380 in the city center.