Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel industry of Turkey. There are no known records of the origin of its name; in Turkish kara means "black" or "land" and bük means "bush" or "blackberry bush" ("bramble"). So Karabük means "blackbush". It has borders with the cities Kastamonu on the east and northeast, Bartın on the northwest, Zonguldak on the west, Bolu on the southwest and Çankırı on the southeast.
Karabük had become a province of Zonguldak during the early years of Turkish Republic in 1927. Formerly it was small village of Safranbolu, formed by 13 houses. There was a train station which started to be called "Karabük" in June 1st, 1934. After the foundation of the Iron - Steel Factory in 3Read More
Places of interest
Safranbolu Houses The most important element, which brought Safranbolu forward in our country and in the world at the scope of the culture tourism, is the Safranbolu houses constructed in the style of the traditional Turkish architecture. These houses are attractive both in the scope of urban positions and theirRead More
Camping at the Yenice Forests in Autumn and enjoy the nature. Camp in Ulu Plateau and Sarıçiçek Plateau and visit Şeker Canyon and Düzce Canyon. Do fishing at the Eflani Small lakes. Do trekking in the Sorkun Plateau, Ulu Plateau, Sarıçiçek Plateau, Boduroğlu Plateau, Avdan Plateau and the Tokatlı andRead More
Reaching to the province of Karabük is possible via Ankara - Istanbul highway. You should take the road separated at the Gerede turn and the city is 80 km distant. The bus station is located in the city center.Telephone of the Bus Station: (+90-370) 415 55 37Read More
It is possible to reach Zonguldak and Ankara provinces from Karabük by railway. Travelling in the direction of Zonguldak by railway is more convenient than travelling by highway although reaching to Ankara takes longer than normal with railway. Therefore transportation to Ankara via highway is recommended. The distance between theRead More