Abana is a town and district of the Kastamonü Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey about 20 kilometers to the east of İnebolu on the coastal road to Sinop. It is to the north-east of the province, on the shore of the Black Sea. According to the 2010 census, population of the district is 3583 of which 2,872 live in the town of Abana. The district covers an area of 32 square kilometers or 12 square miles, and the highest elevation is 300 meters or 984 feet. Abana's coastline is 11 kilometers long, of which 7 kilometers is a natural sand beach, making the district a popular summer resort in the region. Abana is the oldest town of Kastamonü, once a part of Paphlagonia, the town was ruled by the Danishmends, the Seljuk Turks, the Candaroğlu Dynasty, and the Ottomans. It was made a district of the Kastamonü province in 1945. There are some very good sand beaches near Ilisi and Haci Veli rock. Abana is increasingly becoming a popular holiday tourist resort with the beach becoming more and more crowded every year. Nearby Bozkurt is a beautiful area and the travel towards Sinop offers some excellent views and small traditional Turkish villages. Kastamonü Province districts contain numerous historical sites available for visiting tourists. The top ones among these are the protected areas of Araç, Taşköprü, Küre and Abana districts. Archeological sites are at Zimbilli Hill in the Taşköprü district, Abeş Castle and Geriş Hill in the Inebolu district, Ginolu Bay in the Çatalzeytin district and Gideros Bay in the Cide District.
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