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Mudurnu is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°28′N 31°13′E / 40.467°N 31.217°E / 40.467; 31.217Coordinates: 40°28′N 31°13′E / 40.467°N 31.217°E / 40.467; 31.217
 • Destrict1350.85 km2 (521.57 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • District
 • District density15/km2 (39/sq mi)

Mudurnu is a small toun and a destrict of Bolu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, 52 km sooth-wast of the ceety of Bolu. It covers an aurie of 1,349 km², and the population (2011) is 20,528 of which 4,936 live in the toun of Mudurnu.[3] As o 2010, the mayor wis Mehmet İnegöl (CHP).

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The toun haes a long histerie and the name Mudurnu comes frae the Byzantine princess Modrene (Μωδρηνή in Byzantine Greek), and the ruins of the Byzantine castle can still be seen abuin the toun. In the 8th century AD, the forces of the Byzantine uisurper Artabasdos, commandit by his son Niketas, were defeatit at or near this location by the airmy of the legitimate emperor Constantine V, before being defeatit again at Chrysopolis, the same location where Constantine the Great defeatit his Eastren rival Licinius.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Mudurnu wis pairt of the Kastamonu Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.

This is an attractive destrict of forest and moontain. Mudurnu itsel is a histerical toun with a nummer of well-preserved Ottoman Empire period hooses. A portion of the centre of toun haes been declared an Historic Preservation District ("Kentsel Sit Alanı").[4]

In 1920, during the Naitionalists' push tae gain control ower the kintra, İbrahim Çolak with the Kuva-yi Milliye besiegit forces loyal tae the Porte for three days, May 13 tae 15, before taking the toun.

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  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2013.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  3. "Adrese Dayali Nüfus Kayit Sİstemİ (ADNKS) Verİ Tabani: İlçelere göre il/ilçe merkezi ve belde/köy nüfusu - 2011 (Bolu il) (Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Data Base: By districts by province / district centers and towns / rural population – 2011 (Bolu Province))". Turkish Statistical Institute. 2012. Archived frae the original on 27 October 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Koçan, Nurhan (2011). "Mudurnu (Bolu) Kentsel Sit Alanı Üzerine Bir Araştırma (Research on the Urban Conservation Area for Mudurnu (Bolu))" (PDF). Orman Fakültesi Dergisi (Journal of Forestry Faculty) (in Turkish). Kastamonu University. 11 (1): 44–51. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.