Karahisar

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Karahisar
Town
Karahisar is located in Turkey
Karahisar
Karahisar
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°37′N 28°57′E / 37.617°N 28.950°E / 37.617; 28.950Coordinates: 37°37′N 28°57′E / 37.617°N 28.950°E / 37.617; 28.950
Country  Turkey
Province Denizli Province
District Tavas
Elevation 935 m (3,065 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,656
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 20960
Area code(s) 0258
Licence plate 20

Karahisar (former Karaasar) is a town in Tavas district of Denizli Province, Turkey. It is situated at 37°37′N 28°57′E / 37.617°N 28.950°E / 37.617; 28.950 along the Akçay creek, a tributary of Büyükmenderes River (historical Maeander). The distance to Tavas is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi). The population of Karahisar is 3656 [1] as of 2011. The settlement was founded in 1530s by Turkmens. The earlier name of the settlement Karaasar probably refers to Kara Fatma, the wife of the tribe. Gülfem one of the concubines of Suleyman I, the Ottoman sultan (also called the Magnificent) commissioned a mosque and a fountain in the settlement. In 1954 the settlement was declared a seat of township.[2]

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