Ordu City Guide

Ordu City Guide

Ordu is the third biggest city of Black Sea Region with 750,000 population. Ordu, which is the gate of the Eastern Black Sea Region, is a city that has a bright future in culture and nature tourism as well as history with its natural beauties, vegetation, coasts where blue and green embrace, bays and beaches, mountains starting immediately from the coastline, endless and beautiful plateaus on its heights. Ordu is an important agricultural center of Turkey, the city meets 50% of the consumption of hazelnut.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Black Sea


127 / km2

-2,30 %

5.952 km2




10.862 $

Altınordu is the central district of Ordu with 220.000 population. This district is the administrative center of Ordu. On the other hand, Ünye, Fatsa and Perşembe are the populated districts of the city.

The districts of Ordu are Akkuş, Altınordu, Aybastı, Çamaş, Çatalpınar, Çaybaşı, Fatsa, Gölköy, Gülyalı, Gürgentepe, İkizce, Kabadüz, Kabataş, Korgan, Kumru, Mesudiye, Perşembe, Ulubey and Ünye. You will find detailed information for all districts of Ordu in this guide.

Short History of Ordu

The history of the lands in Ordu province dates back to very old times. This region, which is on the border of the Hittites who dominated Anatolia but outside the Hittite domination, was not dominated by the Frikya and Lydian states that shared their legacy after the collapse of the Hittite State. However, the Western Anatolian (Ionian) merchants established commercial colonies here.  In the BC 6th century, the Persians captured most of Anatolia and this region.

Conqueror Sultan Mehmed Han eliminated the Greek Pontus State of Trabzon in 1461 and definitely added this whole region to the Ottoman State. During the Ottoman period, Ordu was a district of the Trabzon. Ordu, which had a great fire in 1883, was reconstructed and became the provincial center during the era of the Republic of Turkey.

Accommodation in Ordu may be important if you will visit Ordu for different purposes. The first suggestions for those who think about where to stay in Ordu are Ordu central hotels for ease of transportation. There are also accommodation facilities with different concepts such as holiday hotels, boutique hotels, pensions and chalets. While some of the businesses competing to be the best hotel in Ordu offer luxurious facilities, some offer economic holidays.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Ordu or real estate for rent in Ordu , you are on the right page. After getting “metropolis” title, the real estate prices in Ordu increased clearly. As of the end of June 2020, the prices of houses for sale increased by 8.92% in Ordu province. The average house size is 135 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the districts that gained the most value in Ordu province as of the end of June 2020 were Ünye, Altınordu, Fatsa, Perşembe and Kumru, respectively.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Ordu ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Ordu, there are 9 state hospitals, 1 university hospital and 5 private hospitals.

If we look at the general perspective to Ordu, the city is located in Black Sea Region of Turkey. There are many transportation alternatives for the city. You can reach Ordu by airway and road transportation. Ordu-Giresun Airport is located 18 kilometers away from the city center. You can come to the city center by using services from the airport to different regions of the city. If you want to come to Ordu by bus, there are bus services from many cities to Ordu.

Road Transportation

You can use Karadeniz Sahil Yolu to reach Ordu city. The city has also road connection by different cities of Turkey.

Air Transportation

Ordu-Giresun Airport is located in the borders of the city. You can find direct flights to İstanbul.

Inner-city Transportation

You can find buses and minibuses in order to provide inner-city transportation.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Ordu” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Ordu” in this guide. Like many Black Sea cities, Ordu has many places to visit. First of all, Boztepe is the highest point of the city and you can visit there by cable car. The view of Boztepe, which is 6 km away from the city center, is magnificent; you will look and you will be able to judge the blue. Karaoluk Waterfall is located in Karaoluk Village. The waterfall, which is a natural wonder, has become a region where tourists flock. Menderes Plateau, considered as one of the world heritages, is suitable for camping and nature walks with its quite spacious plateaus. Festivities and entertainments are held in the plateau every year in July.

Taşbaşı Church, located in the center of Ordu, is on the sea side. This magnificent church, built in the 19th century, is used today. If you want to witness different cultures that lived in the region, you should definitely visit. There are three domes in Saray Hamamı, located in Selimiye District in the city center. It is not known exactly when this old bath was built. However, Atik İbrahim Paşa Mosque, Bolaman Castle, Akoluk Bridge are the other important places to visit in Ordu.

There is 1 state university in Ordu named as Ordu University.


Enes Sahin

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