Dinar (District), Afyonkarahisar

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Dinar
Dinar is located in Turkey
Dinar
Dinar
Coordinates: 38°04′18″N 30°09′56″E / 38.07167°N 30.16556°E / 38.07167; 30.16556Coordinates: 38°04′18″N 30°09′56″E / 38.07167°N 30.16556°E / 38.07167; 30.16556
Country Turkey
Province Afyonkarahisar
Government
 • Mayor Saffet Acar (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Ahmet Yurtseven
Area[1]
 • District 1,360.88 km2 (525.44 sq mi)
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 25,178
 • District 48,529
 • District density 36/km2 (92/sq mi)
Website www.dinar.bel.tr

Dinar (formerly Ancient Greek: Celaenae-Apàmea, Κελαιναι-Απαμεια) is a town and large district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, 106 km from the city of Afyon. The mayor is Saffet Acar (MHP).

The town is built amidst the ruins of Celaenae-Apamea, near the sources of the Büyük Menderes (Maeander) river. In ancient mythology this was the site of the musical duel between Apollo and Marsyas.

Dinar today is a small town in a rural area, with limited amenities, particularly since there was a large earthquake here in 1995, which caused many people to migrate away from the town. Dinar is a crossroads on journeys from Ankara or Istanbul to Antalya, motorists wouldn't stop here but many trucks do need to.

The folk culture of Dinar is rich, the town granted many well-known folk-songs (türkü in Turkish).

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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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