Geyre

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For the namesake ancient region, see Caria.
Geyre
Town
Geyre is located in Turkey
Geyre
Geyre
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°43′N 28°43′E / 37.717°N 28.717°E / 37.717; 28.717Coordinates: 37°43′N 28°43′E / 37.717°N 28.717°E / 37.717; 28.717
Country  Turkey
Province Aydın Province
District Karacasu
Population (2010)
 • Total 956
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Geyre is a small town in the District of Karacasu, Aydın Province, Turkey. As of 2010, it had a population of 956 people.[1]

It is a settlement which was developed among the ruins of the ancient city Aphrodisias.[2][3]

History[edit]

Previously called Caria[4] (before it changed to Geyre), the village emerged around the 17th century when settlers were attracted to the area due to fertile soil and plentiful water.[3] The village was relocated when excavations began on the ruins.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of city, towns and villages - 2010". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Deborah L. Jacob (1993-02-07). "Turkey's Monument to a Goddess". The New York Times (New York Times). Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Ring, Trudy; Salkin, Robert M.; La Boda, Sharon (1995). International Dictionary of Historic Places: Southern Europe. Taylor & Francis. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-884964-02-2. 
  4. ^ Freely, John (2004). Tauris Parke Paperbacks. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-85043-618-8 [The western shores of Turkey: discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts The western shores of Turkey: discovering the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts].  Missing or empty |title= (help)