Kartepe, Kocaeli

Kartepe is a town and district of Kocaeli ProvinceTurkey. The mayor is Şükrü Karabalık (AKP).

Kartepe (literally Snowy hill referring to mountains to the south) is situated at 40°44′N 29°58′E to the east of Kocaeli Gulf. It is almost merged to İzmit, the province center and it included in Greater Kocaeli (see Metropolitan centers in Turkey). Kartepe Mountains are to the south and Sapanca Lake is to the east of Kartepe. The urban population of Kartepe is 85847[3] as of 2010.