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Kılkuyu village in Tosya
Kılkuyu village in Tosya
Location of Tosya within Turkey.
Location of Tosya within Turkey.
Tosya is located in Turkey
Location of Tosya
Coordinates: 41°06′N 34°02′E / 41.100°N 34.033°E / 41.100; 34.033
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Kastamonu
 • Mayor Kazım Şahin (AKP)
 • District 1,185.62 km2 (457.77 sq mi)
Elevation 1,231 m (4,039 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 28,097
 • District 40,547
 • District density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 37300
Area code(s) 366
Licence plate 37
Climate Cfb

Tosya (Ottoman Turkish: طوسيه‎), called Dokeia under the Byzantine Empire, is a town and district of Kastamonu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district is 41,995. [3] About 30,000 live in the town of Tosya. The district covers an area of 1,186 km2 (458 sq mi),[4] and the town lies at an elevation of 1,231 m (4,039 ft). The district produces a third of Turkey's total rice harvest. Timber is another important industry in Tosya.

The North Anatolian Fault is located in this area.[5] This caused a major earthquake in 1943.


  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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  4. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  5. ^ Dhonta, Damien. “Polyphased block tectonics along the North Anatolian Fault in the Tosya basin area (Turkey)”, Tectonophysics (journal), Volume 299, 20 December 1998, Pages 213-227.


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Coordinates: 41°05′50″N 34°02′13″E / 41.09722°N 34.03694°E / 41.09722; 34.03694