Author(s): Kemalettin AHN, Mutlu KAYA

Sinop is a city that is located on the black sea coast.The city center was set up on Boztepe peninsula and on the tombolo which conjoins this peninsula and the mainland.This study is done to discover the effect of exposure factor on settlement in Sinop province.To get this purpose, a face-to-face public survey was applied among total 100 householders that live on the northern and the southern parts of the peninsula in the city center.89% of the participants prefer to own a house in the South. The 48% of those who prefer to live in the south indicate that part is warmer than the other part and 23% of these people state that the weather at the southern part is more sunny as a reason. It was observed that the people who live in the northern part use more fuel than the ones that settle in the southern part. The southern part of the peninsula is preferred to the northern as a residential area. This status leads a great distinction by means of the number of both buildings and the lands between the southern and the northern parts of the peninsula.As a result it appears that has a consiredable natural factor that infuences choosing the residential area in the city.


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