Şebinkarahisar; 1923 yılında il yapılmış, 1933 yılında gelirleri giderlerini karşılamadığı için ilçe durumuna getilmiş ve Giresun iline bağlanmıştır. Doğu Karadeniz Bölgesinin iç kesiminlerinde Giresun Dağlarının Güney eteklerinde kurulmuştur. Giresun’a 118 km. uzaklıktadır. İlçe Merkezinin rakımı 1405 metredir. İlçe’nin yüzölçümü 1394 km2 dir.
Ben Bu Şehri Çok Beğendim. Bu Sevgimin Temadisine Alem Olmak Üzere Şarkı Karahisar Olan Adının Şebinkarahisar Olarak Tashihini Teklif Ediyorum. Şeb’ı Başta Olmak Üzere Fatih’lerin Otağ Kurduğu Bu Topraklar İçinde Daha Neler Varsa Ele Alınmak ve Tarihen Olduğu Kadar İktisaden de İleri Götürmek Vazifemiz Olmalıdır. Sürekli Yangınlar Görmüşsünüz. Memleketiniz Bir Harabeye Dönmüş, Fakat Esef Etmeyin. Şu Tek Gözlü Mütevazi Ocağınızda Derin Bir Samimiyet, Geniş ve Anlayışlı Bir Kültür Buldum. Kalkınacaksınız, Mes’ut Olacaksınız…
Gazi Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK
12 Ekim 1924, Şebinkarahisar
Şebinkarahisar is a district of Giresun Province, in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
During the Ottoman Empire the town was known as Şarkikarahisar (or in the Arabic-style alternative form Karahisar-ı Şarki, both meaning black castle of the East. Then in 1924 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk himself requested the name change to Şebinkarahisar.
In early antiquity the area was occupied by Hittites but the village of Isola (today’s Güneyören) village is the first known inhabited part of the city, during the Kingdom of Pontus). After it was conquered by the Romans the city center was moved to Nicopolis (later renamed Mavrakastoron by the Byzantines).
The first Turkish presence in the city dates back to the 6th century when Turkish tribes moved into Anatolia; they temporarily took control of the mid-east part of that region before being driven out by the Romans. The city was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in 1075, fell to Ottoman rule in 1478, and was renamed Keygune, and then Karahisar-ı Şarki, after the city’s fortress.
When the republic was founded in 1923 the 10th Army was garrisoned here, bringing a boost to the local economy. Atatürk visited in 1924, on his way from seeing earthquake damage in Erzurum, and this was the occasion that he requested the name of the town be changed. Şebinkarahisar itself is a quiet town of 37,000 people, 40km from the provincial city of Giresun, standing on the north side of the valley of the river Avutmuş in the Giresun Mountains.
The town is hard to reach, the road along the riverbank is windy and narrow, and services are hard to provide. The surrounding rural district is even more remote and many generations have left to jobs in cities like İstanbul and Ankara, although in summer the villages of Şebinkarahisar are busy with returning families on holiday.
The Şebin walnut’ is a particular variety of walnut, grown on the valley sides, another local delicacies include a helva made from hazelnuts, Hoşmerim a kind of cheese pudding, small bread loaves called gilik, the corn and chick pea soup toyga çorbası, dolma made from the leaves of Curled Dock evelik, stewed nettles and most of all the mulberry syrup, pekmez.
Şebinkarahisar ist eine Kleinstadt in der Türkei in der Provinz Giresun.
Neben der Burg sind an sehenswerten Gebäuden die als griechisch-orthodoxe Anlage errichtete Licesi-Kirche und die im 12. Jahrhundert errichtete Behremşah-Moschee. Im nahegelegenen Dorf Kayadibi befindet sich das auf einem Felsen liegende Kloster Meryemana Manastırı,das noch aus byzantinischer Zeit stammt.
Şebinkarahisar – miasto w Turcji w prowincji Giresun. Według danych na rok 2000 miasto zamieszkiwało 50926 osób..