Yahyalı

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Yahyalı
Yahyalı is located in Turkey
Yahyalı
Yahyalı
Coordinates: 38°6′0″N 35°21′39″E / 38.10000°N 35.36083°E / 38.10000; 35.36083Coordinates: 38°6′0″N 35°21′39″E / 38.10000°N 35.36083°E / 38.10000; 35.36083
Country Turkey
Province Kayseri
District Yahyalı
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Araç (AKP)
 • Kaymakam İdris Akbıyık
Area[1]
 • District 1,554.48 km2 (600.19 sq mi)
Elevation 1,330 m (4,360 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 19,791
 • District 36,914
 • District density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Post code 38 400
Website www.yahyali.bel.tr

Yahyalı is a town and district in Kayseri Province of Turkey. It is the southernmost district of the province and its area is defined by the steep lines of the Taurus Mountains, named Aladağlar in their section through this region, and it is crossed by the River Zamantı.

The Aladağlar National Park is 300 km2 (120 sq mi), mostly covered in forests, which also extends into the neighboring districts of Çamardı (Niğde Province) and Aladağ (Adana Province), although its main part is in Yahyalı.

Yahyalı is steadily becoming more of a tourism destination, with the Zamantı river as a favourite rafting destination, but also the rest of the national park as a popular trekking and alpinism area, starting with the seven glacier lakes at 3500m altitude. The mountain ranges also possess rich iron, zinc and lead deposits, which have been mined more intensively in recent years.

Closer to the town centre, on the slopes of Aladağlar, the Kapuzbaşı waterfalls have recently started to attract more interest and can now be found in guidebooks. The main waterfall is formed by an underground river coming through the rocks.

The main economic activities are agriculture and animal husbandry, as well as its traditional handmade rugs and carpets, which are produced by natural dying techniques.

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. 

kapuzbasi Waterfalls kayseri/yahyali