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Çorum is the capital of Çorum Province inland from the Black Sea coast in central Turkey and the elevation is 820 m. Çorum is known for its leblebi (dried chick-peas), and for the valuable Hittite archaeology that has been found in the province.
Boğazkale (Hattusa) was the capital of Hittite empire. Hittites were one of the oldest civilizations of the world. The first known peace treaty was signed by the Hittites and ancient Egypt on tablets. There is evidence that area has been occupied since 3000 BC and there are a number of important Hittite sites in the province. A Hittite Congress of archaeologists is held in Çorum every three years.