Sultanhisar

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Sultanhisar
Sultanhisar is located in Turkey
Sultanhisar
Sultanhisar
Coordinates: 37°53′23″N 28°09′27″E / 37.8897°N 28.1575°E / 37.8897; 28.1575Coordinates: 37°53′23″N 28°09′27″E / 37.8897°N 28.1575°E / 37.8897; 28.1575
Country Turkey
Province Aydın
Government
 • Mayor Ertegün Ünal (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Orhan Mardinli
Area[1]
 • District 236.08 km2 (91.15 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 6,159
 • District 21,235
 • District density 90/km2 (230/sq mi)
Post code 09470

Sultanhisar is a town and a small district of Aydın Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, 30 km east of the city of Aydın on the road to Denizli.

History[edit]

The first settlement here was the ancient city of Nysa, founded in the Hellenistic period and continuing to thrive under the Ancient Romans, when the geographer Strabo was educated here. Nysa is 3 km from the modern town of Sultanhisar, which was founded by the Seljuk Turks in 1270 and brought into the Ottoman Empire in 1425.

Geography[edit]

Sultanhisar is an agricultural district in the Büyük Menderes valley. The main products of the area are typical of the Aegean region: olives, figs, citrus fruits, grapes, strawberries etc. and the local industry is the processing of these products: olive oil pressing, spinning cotton, preparing and packing fruit, especially figs. Sultanhisar itself is a small town of 6,000 people on the İzmir-Afyon railway line. The local cuisine features typical Aegean dishes such as the bread-pancakes called gözleme. The town has a horticultural school of Adnan Menderes University.

Towns in the district[edit]

  • Atça - Well-planned and tidy, with 7,600 people a larger town than Sultanhisar itself. One of Turkey's largest strawberry growing districts. There is an annual strawberry harvest festival.
  • Salavatlı -

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

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

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