Şuhut

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Şuhut
District
Şuhut is located in Turkey
Şuhut
Şuhut
Coordinates: 38°32′N 30°33′E / 38.533°N 30.550°E / 38.533; 30.550Coordinates: 38°32′N 30°33′E / 38.533°N 30.550°E / 38.533; 30.550
Country Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Afyonkarahisar
Government
 • Mayor Recep Bozkurt (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 1,175.20 km2 (453.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 12,547
 • District 39,397
 • District density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)

Şuhut (formerly Ancient Greek: Σύνναδα, Synnada) is a town and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It lies in a small plain, 29 km east of the city of Afyon. It has an area of 983 km², and the population (2000) is 39,421 of which 12,625 live in the town of Şuhut, and the remainder in surrounding villages. The mayor is Recep Bozkurt (AKP).

History[edit]

Excavations of a burial mound at Kepirtepe show the plain has been settled since the Neolithic period. The town was established during the Hittite period and grew under the Romans, by then it was known as Synnada. See Synnada for details on the area in antiquity and for the ecclesiastical history of the town in the Byzantine period.

Today[edit]

Today Şuhut is a country town providing schools and other amenities to the surrounding rural area. Much of the land is used for raising beef cattle and growing wheat; Şuhut is famed for the quality of its meat and wheat stew, called keşkek. There is also a poultry industry and other crops, such as sugar beet, are grown. The younger generation are migrating to larger cities in search of careers.

Places of interest[edit]

  • There are a number of Hittite burial mounds.
  • The rock tombs of Bininler
  • Asmakaya Castle
  • Many places to picnic in the woods or by a stream

Settlements[edit]

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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