Black Sea - Turkey
With deep green forests, high mountains, beautiful plateaus and amazing valleys, the Black Sea is one of the most extraordinary and geographically regions of Turkey. The people of the Black Sea are great lovers of fishing the sea, corn, tea and hazelnut. This colourful population is full of humour and deeply dedicated to the earth.
The northern coastal region has a steep and rocky coast, and rivers cascade through gorges of the coastal ranges and have tributaries flowing in broad, elevated basins. Access inland is limited to a few narrow valleys. As a result, the coast has always been inaccessible from the interior. The population and cities are concentrated along the coastline.
The narrow coastline running between Zonguldak and Rize, widens into fertile deltas, in an area of concentrated cultivation. All available spaces, including mountain slopes wherever they are not too steep, are used. The mild, damp climate favours commercial farming, coal, nuts and tea growing are the primary sources for the local economy.