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Summary Information About Aydın

Aydın Province (Turkish: Aydın ili) is a province of southwestern Turkey, located in the Aegean Region. The provincial capital is the city of Aydın which has a population of almost 200,000 (2012). Other towns in the province include the summer seaside resorts of Didim and Kuşadası.

Neighboring provinces are Manisa to the north east, İzmir to the north, Denizli to the east, Muğla to the south.

 

The central and western parts of the province are fertile plains watered by the largest river in the Aegean region the Büyük Menderes River, with the Aydın Mountains to the north and the Menteşe Mountains to the south. The western end of the province is the Aegean coast with Lake Bafa a major feature of the Menderes delta area. The climate is typical of the Aegean region, very hot in summer. The Germencik region contains several hot springs.

Much of the countryside is a mix of fig, olive and citrus trees, especially figs.

Aydın is the home of the Zeybek folk art. This involves a special type of war dance which is performed in a ring to resemble birds. The Zeybek is performed to sounds of the Kiteli and other Turkish folk instruments.

 

The folk songs of Aydın are famously short, indeed a popular saying in the Aegean region to get someone to stop talking, is Keep it short, make it an Aydın tune.[

 

The cuisine features the typical Turkish pastries, köfte and kebab.

Population

1134031

Area

8007,00 km 2

Location

Districts

17

Municipalities

18

Towns

0

Villages

0

History of Aydın

Aydın was founded by the ancient Thracians and was once known as Tralles. The area is an earthquake zone and the city was built and rebuilt by a succession of Spartans, Phrygians, Ionians, Lydians, Persians and Ancient Romans. In 1186 the Seljuk Turks took control of the area, followed by the Anatolian beylik of the Aydinids. During this period the town was named Aydın Güzelhisar, and was brought into the Ottoman Empire in 1426.

Districts of Aydın

  • Bozdoğan
  • Buharkent
  • Çine
  • Didim
  • Efeler
  • Germencik
  • Incirliova
  • Karacasu
  • Karpuzlu
  • Koçarlı
  • Köşk
  • Kuşadası
  • Kuyucak
  • Nazilli
  • Söke
  • Sultanhisar
  • Yenipazar

Point of Interests in Aydın

The city of Aydın has a number of antique ruins and Ottoman period mosques. The province’s countryside and scenery include a stretch of the Aegean coast and a number of historic sites including:

 

  • Didim coastal resort with large temple of Apollo and nearby
  • Miletus ruins of an Ancient Greek city
  • Ilyas Bey Complex, a cultural heritage of Turkey built in 1403
  • Kuşadası coastal resort, near to the Dilek Peninsula – Büyük Menderes Delta National Park
  • Kirazli – a traditional Turkish village with old stone houses
  • Alinda – ancient ruins
  • Alabanda – ancient ruins
  • Magnesia ad Maeandrum – ancient ruins, on the Ortaklar-Söke road in Germencik
  • Nysa – another ruined Carian city, in Sultanhisar
  • Aphrodisias – more ancient ruins, including tombs, friezes and sculpture, in Karacasu
  • Priene – another ruin, near Söke
  • Mycale Mountains

Let's see the cuisine of Aydın

  • KIRLI KIZARTMASI
  • YUVARLAMA
  • KABAK TATLISI
  • PAŞA BÖREĞİ
  • YAPRAK SARMASI
  • ENGİNAR DOLMASI
  • EBEGÜMECİ
  • OĞLAK ÇEVİRME
  • KABAK MÜCVERİ
  • KEŞKEK
  • KALBURABASTI

For more information about Aydın

https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/aydin/genelbilgiler

 

For more information, you may visit the official government website of AYDIN

http://www.aydin.gov.tr/

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