In specifying the settlemet places in the county of Devrek, many geographical factors have been effective. But some factors are more important because of dominant characters in the local place. The natural factors are litolojic property, morphography, height, slope, unevenness and conditions of exposition, plant cover, hidrographic property and local meteorological observations and so on. In addition to these, some humane and economic factors are conditions of transportation, dominant economic activities and population gravities of the settlements. The most important natural factors are rivers, the most important human factor is transportation which influence dispersal of settlements in the county of Devrek.
County of Devrek, human and economic factors, founding place, rural settlements, primary living source,