Konyaaltı

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Konyaaltı
A colorful city with red roofs rising out from a curving harbor with blue water and cruise ship docked by a long pier.
Konyaaltı Beaches
Konyaaltı is located in Turkey
Konyaaltı
Konyaaltı
Coordinates: 36°50′20″N 30°28′52″E / 36.83889°N 30.48111°E / 36.83889; 30.48111Coordinates: 36°50′20″N 30°28′52″E / 36.83889°N 30.48111°E / 36.83889; 30.48111
Country Turkey
Province Antalya
Government
 • Mayor Muhittin Böcek (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Bayram Yılmaz
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 125,849
 • District 131,513
Website www.konyaalti.bel.tr/

Konyaaltı is a district of Antalya, Turkey. The name "Konyaaltı" (pronounced [konja.aɫtɯ]), originates from the expression of "koy altı", which in the Turkish language means "the cove down the cliffs".

It is situated beneath the old city of Antalya extending miles toward the west, with various kinds of beaches including sand and shingle. The water is a little cooler compared to other beaches of Antalya because of an underground creek flowing to the sea. There are modern underground facilities for aesthetical reasons[clarification needed]. Transportation is easy by means of buses etc. It is reachable by foot as well.

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  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 

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