Çorlu Nowadays


Çorlu lies in the North-west of Turkey (Thrace) and it lies between th 41 degree 07 min. 30 sec. Eastern longitude and 27 degree 45 min. 00 sec. Northern latitude.Kırklareli,F-19-C1,lies on the thread-cutter measured 1 / 25.000. Çorlu’s altitude from the sea is between 150 – 180 m.Çorlu lies in the catchment area of Ergene and lies in somewhere that is the centre of Thrace. From east,it is surrounded with the district of İstanbul that is Silivri, the district of Tekirdağ,Muratlı and the district of Kırklareli that is Lüleburgaz. From the South it is surrounded with the Sea of Marmara and Marmara Ereğlisi. Çorlu is the fourth on acount of the area that lies on Tekirdağ. Çorlu’s surface area is nearly 991 km. Altitude of the district is 183 m. The ridges which are the extensions of Mountain Yıldız are the highest region of Çorlu. The largest land of the Çorlu involved in the catchment area of Ergene (The area where river Ergene pours it’s water out). Here is the gangue area of sedimentaries that are eroded from Mountain Yıldız anda re dragged from rivers.In addition to this, the area is the border between the catchment area of Ergene and coast line of Marmara


The total area of our district is 950.000 ha. 702.209 dekar of this area is cultivated, 39.300 dekar is meadow land, 749.590 dekar of the area is agricultural land and woodland and the 200.410 dekar is out of culture. The area that can be watered is 43.250 dekar and the area watered is 6.600 dekar.In Çorlu the forest soil that is composed of thinnest elements and mixed soil with the colour of red-rown are widely spread. The thickness of these soil is 30-40 m. and it is very fertile. In old historical documents it is explanied that the catchment area of Ergene where,once upon a time, was covered with forests was destroyed during invasions and was destroyed to make use of as a combustible and as an arable field. Trees that we saw today were planted recently.


As Çorlu lies in the hinterland of Thrace,it is the area with less rainfall. Amount of yearly rainfall is 545 mm. (kg/m2) The rainfall in spring is %20, in summer %10, in autumn %30 and in winter %40.

Direction of average wind is North-north east and the speed of wind rises about 3.6 m/sn. These winds don’t bring rain. Winds that bring moist air blocks and cause to rain falla re Lodos and Kıble that are oriented from South-south west. Karayel that we feel in winter birngs cold waether waves and cause to snowfall.


Yearly average heat is 12.6 C. The highest heat average is 18.2 C, the lowest heat average is 8.1 C. Since Çorlu lies between the Mediterranean and The Black Sea, it is affected by these climatic zones. Cold air blocks from th North and moist air blocks from Mediterranean and Aegean determines the climatic structure of the area.


Ergene brool passes from the 12 km.away from North of Çorlu. This stream is the important col of river Ergene. Ergene is the col of river Meriç that is the longest river of Thrace. Ergene stream passes from our district, joins with Çorlu brook near Muratlı and flows to west then pours it’s waters to river Meriç.


The catchment area of Çorlu brook is the east sides of mountain Yıldız (Istranca). It bends a few good seasonal brooks to itself. Not only Çorlu brook but also Ergene stream is being used for watering and industrial activites. Other important brooks of the region are Pınarbaşı,Esece,Ahımehmet.


It has the second biggest subsurface waters of Thrace. The bowl-like land that is formed by sand and gravel permeates snow and rain waters to subterranean.Also because this is current for population rubbish remainings and industrial remainings are mixed to this waters. İt is inevitable to take urgent precautions about the population.

274 hm3/year of the potential of the underground water is originating from the catchment area of Ergene. The water that is used by Tekirdağ is the %42 of the total water. İt attracts attention that %61 of this amount (51.72 hm3/year) belongs to Çorlu. Also it is seen that water that Çorlu uses for drkinking and using for ındustrial actvities is more than watering water.

Mınicipality of Çorlu had defined that number ıf inhabitants in city centre is 160.000 and the amount of water for per-capita is 124 m3/person-day.

Industries’ daily need for water is 90.000 m3/day.This amount is received from the wells and by the unplanned using of underground waters.

Çorlu Karatepe Stone quarry that lies on an area that is rich about sandgravel is also produce concrete, concrete aggregates and asphalt slack. All requirements of concrete work sites, municipalities,highways,village services,harbour enterprises,airport enterprises are received from Karatepe Stone Quarry.

Alsı abrasion courses of İstanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge,Mecidiyeköy overpass, Haliç Bridge are received from here.In addition to these,in Yulaflı region,natural gas sources was seen during drillings that TPOAŞ did.

CONTACT US Zafer Mahallesi Şehitler Cad. No:6 Çorlu Tekirdağ - Türkiye PK59850
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