Çorum Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism


The History of The Town 

The name of the town comes from Toturga which is one of the clan coming from 24 Oğuz tribes that Kaşgarlı Mahmut described in Divan-ı Lugatit Türk. ( The first Turkish Dictionary from Arabic to Turkish)

Dodurga was destroyed in the earthquake of 1910-1935-1942-1943. It was  rebuilt several times. The city lost its  large part of male population in the First World War. Although Dodurga which lost its population as many villages did in the late period of Ottomans , it became an important settlement region again after the discovery of lignite mines around the town in the following 20 years of republic announcement.

Dodurga started to be administered as a  municipality in 1963 and a town on 9th May, 1990.

Geographical Structure

It is 42 km from Çorum and the acreage is 191 km2 . It has an elevation of  is 510 m. The transition of Middle Black Sea Region climate to terrestrial climate is seen in Dodurga. The average rainfall during the year is 373, 2 mm. Springs are rainy and summers are dry. The rainfall rate decreases from July to August . (11.6 mm).

Administrative Structure and Population Status

The population is totaly 10.451 ,  3.458 in the town center and 6.993 in the villages and

There are ten villages and a district administered by town ( Alpagut) .