Analysis of the Attractive Factors in Visiting Rural Areas: The Case of Baglica Village (Boyabat/Sinop)

Aydogdu M., BAKIRCI M.

JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI, pp.13-24, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jgeog2019-0035
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-24


Turkey is a geographical place where there has beenan intense migration from rural areas to cities, particularly starting from the 1950s and reaching higher levels in the 1980s. However, it is seen that most of the people who migrated have not completely lost their ties with the rural settlements from which they have migrated. The scope of this study consists of Baglica village of the Boyabat district of Sinop province which has been a source of migration to urban areas since the past. The study intended to determine the reasons for the migration from Baglica village and aimed to analyze the factors that have influenced the migrants to visit their villages in the following periods. The basic data of the study consisted of the results of a 17-question survey. A total of 121 people participated in the survey and 115 were accepted as valid. According to the results obtained, 82% of the migrants migrated to Istanbul and economic activities were the most important reasons, 52% of the survey participants visit the village at least twice a year and 45% stay for 15 days.While 73 were planning to return to the village in the future, 49 of the participants stated that they want to return when they retired.