İbradı

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İbradı
İbradı is located in Turkey
İbradı
İbradı
Coordinates: 37°05′47″N 31°35′46″E / 37.09639°N 31.59611°E / 37.09639; 31.59611Coordinates: 37°05′47″N 31°35′46″E / 37.09639°N 31.59611°E / 37.09639; 31.59611
Country Turkey
Province Antalya
Government
 • Mayor Muharrem Kaya
Area[1]
 • District 1,267.31 km2 (489.31 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 1,652
 • District 2,907
 • District density 2.3/km2 (5.9/sq mi)
Website www.ibradi.bel.tr

İbradı is a district of Antalya Province of Turkey.

İbradı is a high plain in the Taurus Mountains. In summer the weather is dry and cooler than the nearby Mediterranean coast with a daytime temperature of 30 degrees C and 10 degrees C at night. The mountains are covered with forests of juniper, cedar and pine, watered by mountain streams that eventually form the Manavgat River. The people of İbradı mainly live from grazing goats on the hillsides and from forestry; there is no commercial farming although people have gardens, vineyards and fruit trees.

History[edit]

This area was once part of the antique kingdom of Pisidia, near the river Melas. It is unclear however when the district was first settled.

In the Turkish period the area was an important passage over the Taurus Mountains for traders from the Mediterranean, and was used as a summer retreat from the heat on the coast. There are the foundations of a Seljuk Turkish caravanserai in the district of Kesikbel.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The cave of Düdensuyu - not yet open to the public
  • A number of Hellenistic and Ancient Roman sites, including the ruins of the city of Erymna
  • Some historic houses in the town of Ibradı itself.

There are of course many places for climbing and mountain walking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

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