Bozdoğan

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Bozdoğan
Bozdoğan is located in Turkey
Bozdoğan
Bozdoğan
Coordinates: 37°40′22″N 28°18′37″E / 37.67278°N 28.31028°E / 37.67278; 28.31028Coordinates: 37°40′22″N 28°18′37″E / 37.67278°N 28.31028°E / 37.67278; 28.31028
Country Turkey
Province Aydın
District Bozdoğan
Government
 • Mayor Salim Tümer Apaydın
 • Kaymakam Mahmut Kaşıkçı
Area[1]
 • District 854.83 km2 (330.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 10,078
 • District 35,214
 • District density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Website www.bozdogan.bel.tr

Bozdoğan is a small historic town and district of Aydın Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, 76 km (47 mi) from the city of Aydın. It is a University town with an eclectic array of restaurant and specialty shops.

Bozdoğan is high on the side of Mount Madran, the source of the highly valued Pınar Madran mineral water, which is bottled and packaged at the source. The surroundings are also green and mildly forested, compared to the arid and yellow valley. The local economy depends on organic agriculture, especially olives,figs, fruits and vegetables which are exported to the markets of Europe and America.

Bozdoğan itself is a small, quiet town of historic narrow cobble stone streets, and stone houses. Bozdogan has a population 9,888, but has high schools which are the best in the region, the newly built Rasim Mentese University, and other basic amenities. The Bozdogan municipality is currently working on a cultural park and regional hospital with millionaire Rasim Mentese, who was born in Bozdogan, and on another project aimed at switching from coal to wind and solar power. The cuisine includes pide (a flat bread) flavoured with tahinli and eaten with fresh cream which attracts many tourist within the province.

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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