Çelebi Island

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Çelebi Island
Native name:
Çelebi Adası
Çelebi Island is located in Turkey
Çelebi Island
Çelebi Island
LocationAegean Sea
Coordinates37°00′29″N 27°21′34″E / 37.00806°N 27.35944°E / 37.00806; 27.35944
Area0.1 km2 (0.039 sq mi)
İl (province)Muğla Province

Çelebi Island is an Aegean Island in Turkey.

The island at 37°00′29″N 27°21′34″E / 37.00806°N 27.35944°E / 37.00806; 27.35944 is a part of Bodrum ilçe (district) of Muğla Province. [1]It is situated in the center of a gulf facing Bitez. Its distance to Bodrum is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)[1] Its area is about 0.1 kilometres (0.062 mi).

Recently, the visitors had brought five rabbits to the uninhabited island. Without a predator, the rabbits multiplied quickly and they began to threaten the plant cover of the island. Although the municipality tried to feed the rabbits they face the risk of starvation [2]