Sinop City Guide

Sinop City Guide

Sinop is located at the north of Turkey and in the borders of Black Sea, is one of the nature wonders of Turkey. Sinop, which is generally ranked first in the “Happiest City” surveys conducted in Turkey, is indeed a place full of very peaceful, calm and smiling people. Although it is a little more in the background compared to other cities of the Black Sea, we think this situation has created an advantage for Sinop. The economy of Sinop province is predominantly based on agriculture-animal husbandry, forestry and fishing. In fact, most of Sinop land is not suitable for use as agricultural land. However, since the city has not developed much in terms of industrialization, a great part of the population makes a living by dealing with agriculture.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Black Sea


38 / km2

0,68 %

5.805  km2




11.009 $

Boyabat  is the biggest and most developed district of Bilecik with more than 45.000 population and important agricultural facilities.

The districts of Sinop are Ayancık, Boyabat, Dikmen, Durağan, Erfelek, Gerze, Saraydüzü and Türkeli. You will find detailed information for all districts of Sinop in this guide.

Short History of Sinop

Sinop was located within the region called Paphlagonia (Paphlagonia) in Antiquity. Stone tools found in archaeological excavations in Sinop Inceburun, known as the northern tip of Anatolia, show that the city has a history dating back to the Upper Paleolithic Age. Remains in the mounds on the coastline of Sinop prove that these sections were used as settlements from the Chalcolithic Age to the Bronze Age. Sinop, which was ruled by Pervaneoğulları and Candaroğulları, was added to the Ottoman lands in 1461 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. The city continued to be an important naval base during the Ottoman period. Sinop, which was a district under Kastamonu during the War of Independence, was turned into a province in 1924 with the new regulations made after the declaration of the republic.

Accommodation in Sinop  will be important if you are not resident in this city. You can find many different accommodation alternatives in different parts of Sinop.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Sinop or real estate for rent in Sinop , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Sinop, the prices of houses for sale increased by 16.63% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 120 square meters. Considering annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Sinop for housing were Boyabat, Gerze, Merkez, Türkeli, Ayancık in descending order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Sinop ? In Sinop, there are 7 state hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

Road Transportation

Sinop, which you can reach via the Black Sea coastal road, has quite winding but quality road connections. Turkey’s largest city held opposite the main bus service to Sinop. Sinop Bus Station is located in city center.

Air Transportation

Sinop Airport is about 7 km from the city center. is away. There are direct flights from Istanbul to Sinop Airport and connecting flights from other cities. To provide transportation between the airport and Sinop center, you can use special services that operate according to flight times. In addition, taxi and car rental services are offered at Sinop Airport.

Sinop Castle is an important symbol of the city center. The castle is 2050 meters long, 25 meters high and 3 meters wide. The castle walls surrounding the city are a historical masterpiece built by immigrants. If you want discover Turkey’s northest place , you need to reach Inceburun Lighthouse. It is only a matter of time before you fall under the spell of that endless Black Sea. Hamsilos is located on the northern tip of the Bay of forming the Inceburun Turkey. The bay, located 11 km from the center, was formed as a result of glacial erosion. İnaltı Cave was discovered in 2008 and has been open to visitors from all over the world ever since. The cool air and interesting formations in İnaltı Cave, which is said to be good for asthma and various diseases and can be reached up to 3.5 kilometers, fascinate those who go.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Sinop” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Sinop” questions in this guide.

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


Enes Sahin

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