Only a 45-minute drive from the capital, Kırıkkale is a young city which became a province in 1989. Amongst one of the cheapest cities in Türkiye, the city hosts people from different cultures. Kırıkkale has a major role in defense industry as there is a type of rifle bearing its name.
Kırıkkale is a Central Anatolian city with a typical continental climate. Kızılırmak River has a big influence on the way of life in Kırıkkale.
Kırıkkale stand out with its contribution to Central Anatolian Folk Music. It has also many historical buildings that attract visitors.
The closest airport to the city is Ankara Esenboğa Airport. Kırıkkale is also on the East-West railway of the country and serves as a junction point on Ankara-Black Sea and Ankara-Eastern Anatolia highways.