Çorum City Guide

Çorum Province, which is the gateway of the Black Sea Region to Central Anatolia, has a unique location within the Anatolian cultural mosaic. In Çorum, where cultural data from 7 thousand years ago can be found, Hattusa, the first capital of the Hittites, who founded the first organized state. Today, Çorum is an important agricultural and industrial center for the region with more than 500.000 population. Çorum is known for its roasted chickpeas. Soil and machinery industry is well developed in the province. At the last years, Çorum started to take interest of many foreign tourits from many countries all over the world with amazing historical artifacts.

Check out the most comprehensive Çorum city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Çorum” or “How to get to Çorum ?” in this guide.

City name ÇORUM
Region Black Sea
Population 530,864
Population Density 41/km2
Pop. Growth Rate -1,06%
Surface Area 12,797
Postal Code 19xxx
Area Code 364
GDP (Per capita) 14,591 $

There are a total of 13 districts and the largest district is Sungurlu in Çorum city. Rice production is extremely high in Osmancık district and with this level, the taste of rice is high in Çorum. Çorum has the best chickpea production in the world and the best rice production in its region. On the other hand, the city center and some districts are developed on industrial production for different fields. Recently, the importance of Çorum for Turkish export has been increasing.

The districts of Çorum are Merkez, Boğazkale, Dodurga, İskilip, Osmancık, Kargı, Sungurlu, Ortaköy, Oğuzlar, Uğurludağ, Lâçin, Mecitözü, Alaca, Bayat. You will find detailed information for all districts of Çorum in this guide.

Short History of Çorum

In Çorum, where cultural data from 7 thousand years ago can be found, Hattusa, the first capital of the Hittites, who founded the first organized state. Hattusha is one of the 9 values in our country, which was included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO, in the heart of Anatolia. Hittite civilization is at least as old and rich as the Egyptian Civilization. Kadesh Treaty text tablets made between the Hittites and Egyptians were found in Boğazköy. Alacahöyük Ruins, known as Arinna in archeology, which is considered one of the other important cult (religious) centers of the Hittites; It is a historical place worth seeing with 13 King’s Tomb, Hatti Bronze Sun Course and Sphinx gates. Today, a lot of tourists from many countries of the world visit Çorum to see the amazing historical destinations.

Accommodation in Çorum will be important if you are not resident in this city. Thanks to the increasing tourism potential of Hattusa, new hotel investments started to made in different parts of the city. You can find a lot of hotel alternatives to stay in Çorum.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Çorum or real estate for rent in Çorum, you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Çorum, the prices of houses for sale increased by 19.61% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 135 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the districts that gained the most value in Çorum for housing as of the end of July 2020 were Alaca, İskilip, Sungurlu, Osmancık in descending order.

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Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Çorum ? In Çorum, there are 1 city hospital, 1 training and research hospital, 13 state hospitals and 2 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city. 

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Road Transportation

The city is geographically located in the inner part of the Central Black Sea Region, on the most important state highway. It is possible to reach Çorum via Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya and Samsun.

Air Transportation

The nearest airport to Çorum is located in Merzifon, Amasya named as Merzifon Airport. You can find direct flights from Istanbul and İzmir to the airport. Also, you can prefer Samsun Airport to visit Çorum.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Çorum” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Çorum” questions in this guide. With no doubt, there are many places to visit in Çorum. Clock Tower is located in the city center and is an important symbol for the city. You should see the tower and take a photo. You must visit the archaeological sites of Boğazkale-Hattuşaş, Alacahöyük and Ortaköy-Sapinuva to see these historical heritages in Çorum, which has been the capital of the Hittitesfor more than 400 years, a civilization of 3,500 years. Archaeological artifacts found in excavations in Çorum are exhibited in Çorum, Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums. Do not leave Çorum without visiting these museums. Also, do not neglect to see the Boğazköy Sphinx, which returned to its real hometown of Çorum Boğazköy Museum after 94 years.

İncesu Canyon is one of the natural beauties in Ortaköy district of Çorum. Its length is more than 12 kilometers and its width reaches up to 60 meters. It consists of steep cliffs on both slopes in the canyon. Occasionally present in forest lands on the canyon. If you want to do rafting or trekking, it is a very suitable canyon. Çatak Nature Park, which is connected to the center of Çorum, is used as a recreation area. Its distance to the city center is 22 kilometers.

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There are only one state university located in Çorum named as Hitit University.

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