Tokat City Guide

Tokat City Guide

Tokat is located in the Black Sea Region of Turkey with more than 600.000 population. Today, the city is an important cultural and agricultural center of Anatolia. There are many important historical destinations all around Tokat city. The fertile plains of Tokat, which has 11 districts, where all kinds of agriculture can be made, cover approximately 15.4% of the provincial lands. It is possible to find works belonging to every period of history in every region of Tokat in the process that developed until the Hatti, Hittite, Phrygian, Roman, Byzantine, Danishmend, İlhanlılar, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. In this respect, Tokat is like an open air museum.

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

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Black Sea




10,073 km2




12,645 $

Erbaa, Turhal, Niksar and Zile are the biggest four districts of Tokat. About 350.000 people live in these districts. And these districts have important agricultural and industrial instutitions that contribute the economy of city. 

The districts of Tokat are Almus, Artova, Başçiftlik, Erbaa, Niksar, Pazar, Reşadiye, Sulusaray, Turhal, Yeşilyurt ve Zile. You will find detailed information for all districts of Tokat in this guide.

Short History of Tokat

Despite being in the Black Sea Region, Tokat, which is one of our important cities with districts in the Central Anatolia Region, is a city in Anatolia that dates back to ancient times. Although the exact date of foundation of the city is not known, the settlement date begins with the Chalcolithic era. You will be able to witness historical evidences even today in Tokat, which is within the borders of very important civilizations such as Hittites, Phrygians, Medes and Persians.

Accommodation in Tokat will be possible for different budget alternatives. You can find different hotels in almost all districts of total. But, you should make early booking because of limited bed capacity in Tokat.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Tokat or real estate for rent in Tokat, you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Tokat, the prices of houses for sale increased by 17.15% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 143 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of July 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Tokat for housing were Niksar, Zile, Turhal, Erbaa in descending order.

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

Road Transportation

The most preferred form of transportation to Tokat by road. particularly in road trips made by bus lines-Ankara-Istanbul Tokat, including Tokat-Izmir, you can find buses to Tokat from many cities of Turkey.

Air Transportation

The first of the alternatives for air transportation to Tokat is that there is an airport in the city since 1995, but the airport, which has been constantly opened and closed due to various reasons, has become dysfunctional after the Borajet company also stopped flights; However, it is possible to reach neighboring airports by plane and then reach Tokat. Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport, Amasya Merzifon Airport, Samsun Çarşamba Airport stand out as the main alternatives.

Railway Transportation

Railway transportation in Tokat is provided from the 105 km part of the Sivas-Samsun TCDD line passing through Turhal, Zile, Yeşilyurt and Artova districts in the west of Tokat.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Tokat” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Tokat” questions in this guide. We’ve compiled the best places to see in Tokat for you. Opened to visitors in 1996, Ballıca Cave has an area of 10 thousand square meters and a height of 94 meters, and is also famous for its stalactites called onion stalactites. Since it is 7 km away from Pazar district, it is one of the areas that can be visited during the day. Zile Castle, where the Roman Emperor Caesar said the word “veni, vidi, vici”, is located in Zile district, 67 km from Tokat center. Since it is located in the middle of the district center, it can be seen from all over the city and the water cistern and a small theater, which was restored by the municipality, are also on display for you. Mahperi Hatun Caravanserai is located in the center of Pazar district, this old caravanserai was built in 1238 in the name of Alaeddin Keykubâd’s wife Mahperi Hatun. It still maintains its importance due to its location on the historical Silk Road. It is open to visitors today as it has been worn, demolished and restored over time.

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


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