Ruins of the ancient city of Sebaste near Sivaslı
Location of Sivaslı within Uşak Province.
|• Mayor||Zafer Küçükgöl (AKP)|
|• District||506.47 km2 (195.55 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,050 m (3,440 ft)|
|• District density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+3)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Prefecture of Sivaslı
Sivaslı is a town and district of Uşak Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Sivaslı district area neighbors those of four other districts of the same province from north to south, clockwise Karahallı, Ulubey, Uşak central district, and Banaz and ranges Sandıklı district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the east and Çivril district of Denizli Province in the southeast.
The district area is crossed by the Banaz Stream and, in contrast to other districts of Uşak Province, is not very very rich in terms of forest resources, its economy therefore relying almost exclusively on agriculture. The region is famous for its strawberries.
Sivaslı town lies at the 35th kilometer of the Uşak-Denizli interurban road at the foot of Mount Bulkaz. Until 1953 it was a township depending on Uşak, which itself was a district center depending on Kütahya Province until that time. Sivaslı was made into a district at the same as Uşak's acquiring the status of province center and has today five townships with their own municipalities and 16 villages within its administrative area. Sivaslı center remains a small town of a few thousand inhabitants.
Sivaslı was formerly one of the numerous settlements that carried the name Sebaste and the ruins can still be seen near the town, although they remain unexplored.
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.
- A web site about Sivaslı
- A photograph of the town
- A collection of photographs of the ruins of Sebaste
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Sivaslı, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-10-26.
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