Bekilli

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Bekilli
Bekilli is located in Turkey
Bekilli
Bekilli
Coordinates: 38°13′55″N 29°25′18″E / 38.23194°N 29.42167°E / 38.23194; 29.42167Coordinates: 38°13′55″N 29°25′18″E / 38.23194°N 29.42167°E / 38.23194; 29.42167
Country Turkey
Province Denizli
Government
 • Mayor Mustafa Başkafa (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Murat Çağrı Erdinç
Area[1]
 • District 252.70 km2 (97.57 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,339
 • District 7,838
 • District density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Post code 20930
Website www.bekilli.bel.tr

Bekilli is a town and a district of Denizli Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Bekilli district area neighbors the district areas of Çal and Çivril, both also depending Denizli to the west, south and east, and those of two districts of Uşak Province to the north, namely Ulubey and Karahallı.

The town of Bekilli is located midway between the province seats of Denizli and Uşak, at a distance of 82 km (51 mi) from the first and 86 km (53 mi) from the second.

The town has 11 villages. They are Bükrüce, Çamköy, Çoğaşlı, Deşdemir, Gömce, İkizbaba, Köselli, Poyrazlı, Sırıklı, Üçkuyu and Yeşiloba (also known as Medele).

The town is renowned for its vineyards and celebrates an annual wine festival. Viticulture is a principal constituent of local culture.

Until the confirmation of its site slightly north of the town and south of the present-day neighboring district center of Karahallı, at a very short distance from Bekilli, the location of Bekilli was one of the leading candidates matched with ancient Pepuza (as well as its neighboring Tymion), associated with Montanism. Nevertheless, there are interesting and yet largely unexplored traces dating from Phrygian, Lydian, Roman and early Christian and Byzantine periods within Bekilli district area itself.

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. 

External links[edit]

Adıgüzel Dam Reservoir between the areas of Bekilli, Çal, Güney and Ulubey districts