Dazkırı

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dazkırı
Dazkırı is located in Turkey
Dazkırı
Dazkırı
Coordinates: 37°55′N 29°52′E / 37.917°N 29.867°E / 37.917; 29.867Coordinates: 37°55′N 29°52′E / 37.917°N 29.867°E / 37.917; 29.867
Country Turkey
Province Afyonkarahisar
Area[1]
 • District 391.62 km2 (151.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 4,982
 • District 11,187
 • District density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)

Dazkırı is a town and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, 140 km from the city of Afyon on the road to Denizli. The climate in the district is hot and dry in summer, and cold and wet in winter. The mayor is Güneş Zengin (MHP).

Acıgöl, the second-largest alkaline lake in the world, is largely within this district. On the Denizli side of the lake there are plants extracting sodium sulphate, but the Dazkırı lake-shore is still agricultural. There is also potential for mining chrome and other minerals. There is a lake called acıgöl (sour lake) which contains thousands of different minerals.

Economy[edit]

Dazkırı and Başmakçı are 10 km away from each other and livestock business is significantly important income for the region. It is estimated that there are approximately 500 family-run chicken farms and business companies in the area. Turba tavukculuk[3] is one of the leading family business companies.[4]

Dazkırı is also known for its hand-woven carpets.

Settlements[edit]

Notable natives[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. 
  3. ^ http://www.turbaticaret.com
  4. ^ http://www.yellowpages.com.tr/profile-en/OTg4MDk0/Turba-Tavuk%C3%A7uluk.html

Municipality of Afyonkarahisar. "General information on Dazkırı" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-05. 

External links[edit]