Circassian Settlements

Köprübaşı Köyü / Düzce Köprübaşı Köyü / Düzce

Kafsam initiated a project to collect the data on the Circassian settlements in Turkey. The project aims at collecting information about the history and demography of the Circassian settlements, including family names and population living in these settlements and the number of people migrated to other locations.

The data collected will be available on the web and will be updated by the project "editors". Anybody who can contribute to the project can be an editor. If you would like to contribute to the project, please contact Kafsam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The initial database was prepared on the basis of Izzet Aydemir's valuable study on Circassian settlements published in the mid-1960s. The data on village populations were updated by using population censuses.

The following map is prepared to present the project idea. The data shown on the map is a part of the original data. To get population data, click on the icon for the settlement. Click on the +/- signs at top-left corner to zoom in or out.