Mount Honaz

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Mount Honaz National Park
Honaz Dağı Milli Parkı
IUCN category II (national park)
Mount Honaz
Map showing the location of Mount Honaz National Park
Map showing the location of Mount Honaz National Park
Mt. Honaz NP
Location Denizli Province, Turkey
Nearest city Denizli
Coordinates 37°45′29″N 029°16′15″E / 37.75806°N 29.27083°E / 37.75806; 29.27083Coordinates: 37°45′29″N 029°16′15″E / 37.75806°N 29.27083°E / 37.75806; 29.27083
Established April 21, 1995; 19 years ago (1995-04-21)
Governing body Directorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks
Ministry of Environment and Forest

Mount Honaz (Turkish: Honaz Dağı), is a mountain and a national park, located in southwestern Turkey, 17 km (11 mi) east of the province seat of Denizli. On April 21, 1995, it was proclaimed as a protected area. Honaz, Denizli's depending township that carries the same name as the mountain, is situated on the mountain slopes. At 2,571 m (8,435 ft), it is the highest mountain in Turkey's Aegean Region.[1]

The mountain is covered with forests, which are particularly dense in its northern side. Ice and snow are omnipresent around its summit. There has been a project for establishing a ski resort on the mountain a few years ago when the province's marking governor, the late Recep Yazıcıoğlu was in office. However, these plans lie idle for the moment despite the suitable conditions the mountain offers for winter sports.

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  1. ^ "Milli Park" (in Turkish). Honaz Kaymakamlığı. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 

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