Bozkurt, Denizli

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Bozkurt
Town
One of the crater lakes in Karagöl near Bozkurt
One of the crater lakes in Karagöl near Bozkurt
Location of Bozkurt (district), Denizli within Turkey.
Location of Bozkurt (district), Denizli within Turkey.
Bozkurt is located in Turkey
Bozkurt
Bozkurt
Location of Bozkurt (district), Denizli within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°49′N 29°37′E / 37.817°N 29.617°E / 37.817; 29.617Coordinates: 37°49′N 29°37′E / 37.817°N 29.617°E / 37.817; 29.617
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Denizli
Area[1]
 • District 359.00 km2 (138.61 sq mi)
Elevation 867 m (2,844 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 5,592
 • District 12,353
 • District density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 20x xx
Licence plate 20
Website www.bozkurt.bel.tr

Bozkurt is a town and a rural district of Denizli Province in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The town is situated on a plain 52 km (32 mi) east of the city of Denizli. The altitude of the town is 866.8 m, and the district area is around 400 km2 (150 sq mi). The population (2000 census) is 11,738 of which 4,589 live in the small town of Bozkurt itself (with the remainder in surrounding countryside). It is quite close to the Lake Acıgöl and the neighboring town of Çardak and İnceler Kasabası

This is high country inland from the Aegean and Mediterranean, and has hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

During the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) refugees from Bulgaria were settled on the plain, which was then known as Hanabat after a Seljuk Turkish caravanserai that stands within the boundaries of the present-day neighboring district of Çardak. Immigration from Bulgaria continued until recent times.

This is an agricultural district, with irrigation systems currently being constructed.

A notable sight of interest is Karagöl, literally "the black lake". Situated on top of the mountain on the slopes of which the town of Bozkurt is located, Karagöl is at an altitude of 1,250 m. and is area of dense forests centered around several small crater lakes which are also fed by streams. The lakes are much visited due to the natural beauty of the scenery and for their fish.

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.