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Yortan is a belde (town) in Yenice district of Karabük Province, Turkey. The town is situated in forests along a tributary of Filyos River at . The distance to Yenice is . The population of the town is 17906 as of 2010. There are several theories about the name of the town. It may refer to jars used as sepulcher in the ancient ages, sheep pens of Turkmens or feasts of Greeks of the medieval ages. The majority of Yortan people make their living as miners. According to mayor, Yortan has the highest percentage of mining-related accident or deaths for the total population in Turkey.