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Gürgentepe (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Gürgentepe, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 14 November 2018

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Presentation of Gürgentepe

The municipality of Gürgentepe (15,275 inhabitants in 2012, 7,336 in the town of Gürgentepe; 14,307 ha) is located 50 km south-west of Ordu.

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2018

Flag of Gürgentepe

The flag of Gürgentepe (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

The bee recalls honey production. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, Gürgentepe housed in 2013 65,000 beehives, producing a total of 1,625 ton honey. The districts ranks 4th among the 19 districts forming Ordu province.
Ordu Province ranks first among the 81 Turkish provinces for honey production, 12,865 tons, that is, 15% of the national production.
[Ordu Commodity Exchange]

The former municipal flag (photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem.
The emblem features three green hazelnuts.

Hazelnut is one of the most important nut crops in the world and has its origins in the center of Anatolia. Wild species are found in Anatolia which have provided the source for today's cultivated varieties.
Turkey is the first world hazelnut producer and exporter. In addition, it covers approximately 70% and 82% of the world`s production and export respectively. While Turkey's average in shell production is 350-400 000 t, this value has reached up to 500 000 t in recent years.

"Giresun Quality" hazelnuts are those round-shaped hazelnuts, which grow in Giresun and in certain districts of Trabzon. "Giresun Quality" hazelnuts are the world's highest-quality hazelnuts.
The Hazelnut Sales Cooperatives Union (Fiskobirlik; website) was established in July 1938 by five cooperatives, while the Giresun Hazelnut Exporters Union was established in November 1940. Fiskobirlik also uses an emblem made of three green hazelnuts.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 2 August 2019