Çorum, 242 kms from Ankara is the right spot for those who are fond of history and archaeology. It is situated in an important area, which combines the two geographical regions of Black Sea and Central Anatolia, and which hosted the earliest civilizations that left their signs all around Anatolia.
The remarkable specialty of the district is that it was one of the main settlement centers of the early Hittite era. Sites like Hattusas at Bogazkale, Yazilikaya and Alacahoyuk at Alaca town, which were important residences of those times, are to be found in the province of Çorum, with their remains from the gorgeous ages of the Hittites.
From the more recent periods, the towns skills, Osmancik and Sungurlu in the environs of the city, offer beautiful architectural works. The 13th century Ulu Mosque built by the Seljuks, is one example, while the 19th century clock tower constitutes another attractive monument.
Çorum today is a lovely and modern province with rich natural, cultural
and economic resources. Of particular interest is the fineness of the
chickpeas (leblebi in Turkish) found here, and the
region is famed for
the delicious roasted chickpeas.