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The National Park, located on the on the west of Black Sea Region on Küre Mountains, has characteristics of a plateau. The area of the Küre Mountains National Park is 37.753 ha, whereas the surrounding buffer zone is 134.366 ha. Daily life activities around the National Park do not spread into the boundaries of the National Park; consequently there are not any settlements within the boundaries. In other words, the National Park, located on an east-west axis, is a threshold in terms of physical and social for its surrounding.
Küre Mountains start from Bartın River on the west and runs approximately 300 kilometers on to Kızılırmak River from the east. Also known as İsfendiyar Mountains, the mountain range is extends Black Sea on the north and Gökırmak on the south. Thanks to its varied topographical structure, the area hosts a diverse landscape. It owes its rich habitat, which include all the main ecosystem types such as forest, maquis, cliffs, caves, river, coastal and traditional agricultural areas, to being a part of the coastal mountain system that covers the north of Anatolia from one end to the other.
Küre is classified as a medium height mountain range. Its highest peak, Yaralıgöz Mountain (2019 m) is situated between Devrekani and Abana. The only sub-alpine region in the system is on that peak. Ballıdağ (1746 m), Karakuz (1282 m), Göynük (1804 m) and Dikmen Mountains (1657 m) are other important peaks along Küre Mountains. The Black Sea side which does not have zigzagsruns parallel to coastline. Rivers and small bays occur in the valleys which rivers reached the sea; coasts rising abruptly occur cliffs. These bays and cliffs shape the coastine’s typical image.Oncoast road following mountain’s north foot range Amasra, Kurucaşile, Cide, İnebolu,Abana, Çatalzeytin, Türkeli and Ayancık; on the south, Ulus, Pınarbaşı, Azdavay, Kastamonu, Taşköprü and Boyabat locate.