Duzce is located between Ankara and Istanbul, which are 280 miles away from each other and Duzce is in the middle of this 2 metropolitan cities. The D-100 highway runs through the city of Düzce, while TEM Highway moves around it.
Duzce has hot summers and cold winters, however there is a noticeable variation between the climate of the landlocked West Black Sea region and the Central Anatolian countryside. The main agricultural products grown in Duzce are: tobacco, maize wheat, nuts, various types of vegetable crops.
The historical city of Konuralp is 8 kilometers (5 miles) away north of Duzce. First settlements here date back to the third century BC, until 74 BC when it became an important settlement that belonged to the state known as Bytinia*, which was then conquered by Pontus* and eventually controlled by Rome*.
During the Roman period, Duzce was influenced by Latin culture. After Christianity became popular, its name changed to Hypium and it was controlled by the Eastern Roman Empire, which was known as the Byzantine Empire after 395 AD.
During the Ottoman Empire, Duzce was significant in providing timber for the navy and became an important center of transportation between Istanbul and Eastern cities such as Sivas and Erzurum. In the 18th century traders in Duzce were taking control of commerce, leading to more trade from all around Turkey.