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Summary Information About Denizli

Denizli Province is a province of Turkey in Western Anatolia, on high ground above the Aegean coast. Neighbouring provinces are Uşak to the north, Burdur, Isparta, Afyon to the east, Aydın, Manisa to the west and Muğla to the south. It is located between the coordinates 28° 30’ and 29° 30’ E and 37° 12’ and 38° 12’ N. It covers an area of 11,868 km2, and the population is 931,823. The population was 750,882 in 1990. The provincial capital is the city of Denizli.

 

Denizli city Denizli is an industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Büyük Menderes, where the plain reaches an elevation of about three hundred and fifty metres (1,148 ft)

 

Denizli has seen economic development in the last few decades, mostly due to textile production and exports

 

Denizli also attracts visitors to the nearby mineral-coated hillside hot spring of Pamukkale, and with red color thermal water spa hotels Karahayıt, just 5 kilometres (3 miles) north of Pamukkale. Recently, Denizli became a major domestic tourism destination due to the various types of thermal waters in Sarayköy, Central/Denizli (where Karahayıt and Pamukkale towns are located), Akköy (Gölemezli), Buldan (Yenicekent), and Çardak districts.

 

The weather is hot in Denizli in summers, whereas in winters, it may occasionally be very cold with snow on the mountains that surround the city. Some years, snow can be observed in the urban areas. Springs and autumns are rainy, mild climate, warm.

Population

1051056

Area

11868,00 km 2

Location

Districts

19

Municipalities

20

Towns

0

Villages

0

History of Denizli

In antiquity, it was an important Greek town, called Attouda (Αττούδα), that existed through the ancient Greek and Roman eras; it was near the cities (Hierapolis and Laodicea on the Lycus) and flourished through the Byzantine period.

 

The city was conquered by the Turks. The inhabitants of Laodicea were also resettled here in the Seljuk period.

 

Ibn Battuta visited the city, noting that “In it there are seven mosques for the observance of Friday prayers, and it has splendid gardens, perennial streams, and gushing springs. Most of the artisans there are Greek women, for in it are many Greeks who are subject to the Muslims and who pay dues to the sultan, including the jizyah, and other taxes.

 

In the 17th century, the Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi visited Denizli and recorded the town as follows: “The city is called by Turks as (Denizli) (which means has abundant of water sources like sea in Turkish) as there are several rivers and lakes around it. In fact it is a four-day trip from the sea. Its fortress is of square shape built on flat ground. It has no ditches. Its periphery is 470 steps long. It has four gates. These are: painters gate in North, saddle-makers gate in the East, new Mosque gate in the South, and vineyard gate in the West. There are some fifty armed watchmen in the fortress, and they attend the shop. The main city is outside the fortress with 44 districts and 3600 houses. There are 57 small and large mosques and district masjids, 7 madrasahs, 7 children’s schools, 6 baths and 17 dervish lodges. As everybody lives in vineyards the upper classes and ordinary people do not flee from each other.

 

The city lived in peace for centuries without being involved in wars in a direct manner. Following World War 1, during the Independence War, the Greek forces managed to come as close as Sarayköy, a small town 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Denizli, but did not venture into Denizli. The most widespread symbols of Denizli province are of textile industry

Districts of Denizli

  • Acıpayam
  • Babadağ
  • Baklan
  • Bekilli
  • Beyağaç
  • Bozkurt
  • Buldan
  • Çal
  • Çameli
  • Çardak
  • Çivril
  • Güney
  • Honaz
  • Kale
  • Merkezefendi
  • Pamukkale
  • Sarayköy
  • Serinhisar
  • Tavas

Point of Interests in Denizli

  • Laodicea ad Lycum – Ruins of the ancient city located north of Denizli, about 1 km north of the village of Eskihisar.
  • Hierapolis and Pamukkale -20 km north of Denizli. The ruins of the ancient city and the hillside covered in minerals from the thermal waters.
  • The Seljuk caravanserai Akhan, 6 km from Denizli on the Ankara highway.
  • and near the other districts in the province….

 

  • Tripolis (Phrygia) near the village of Yenicekent in Buldan – ruins of a city dating back to the Hellenistic period.
  • a few remains of the ancient city of Colossae, in Honaz.
  • Beycehöyük in Çivril, where several antiquities of the Copper Age dating back to 3000 BC were found.
  • The Hanabat Caravanserai in Çardak is a typical Seljuk caravanserai.
  • The Ahmetli Bridge over the Great Menderes river, 15 km from Sarayköy dates back to the Roman era.

Let's see the cuisine of Denizli

  • KUYU TANDIRI (KUYU KEBABI)
  • BIBER TATRI
  • CIZLAMA
  • BÖRÜLCE BÖREĞİ
  • ÇÖKELEKLİ YAPRAK SARMA
  • SÜLLER PİDESİ
  • MENEVİŞ YOĞURTLAMASI
  • KUZU TAS KAPAMA
  • KEŞKEK ÜSTÜ KAVURMA
  • GÖCE AŞI
  • KIYMALI BULGURLU YAPRAK SARMASI

For more information about Denizli

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

 

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

http://www.denizli.gov.tr/

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