Aegean Region

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Aegean Region

Ege Bölgesi
Aegean Region in Turkey.svg
Country Turkey
Largest cityIzmir
Provinces
Area
 • Total85.000 km2 (32.819 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Population
 (2015 est.)
 • Total10,318,157
 • Density121/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym(s)none
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (TRT)
The Library of Celsus in Ephesus was built by the Romans in 114–117.[1] The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, built by king Croesus of Lydia in the 6th century BC, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.[2]

The Aegean Region (Turkish: Ege Bölgesi) is one of the 7 geographical regions of Turkey.

Located in western Turkey, it is bordered by the Aegean Sea to the west, the Marmara Region to the north, the Central Anatolia Region to the east, and the Mediterranean Region to the south.

Among the four coastal regions, the Aegean Region has the longest coastline.

Subdivision[edit]

  • Aegean Section (Turkish: Ege Bölümü)
    • Edremit Area (Turkish: Edremit Yöresi)
    • Bakırçay Area (Turkish: Bakırçay Yöresi)
    • Gediz Area (Turkish: Gediz Yöresi)
    • İzmir Area (Turkish: İzmir Yöresi)
    • Küçük Menderes Area (Turkish: Küçük Menderes Yöresi)
    • Büyük Menderes Area (Turkish: Büyük Menderes Yöresi)
    • Menteşe Area (Turkish: Menteşe Yöresi)
  • Inner Western Anatolia Section (Turkish: İç Batı Anadolu Bölümü)

Ecoregions[edit]

The ecoregions of this region are all Terrestrial, more specifically Palearctic, and still more so, Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub. Different parts are within the following classifications:

Provinces[edit]

The ancient city of Aizanoi located in Kütahya

Provinces that are entirely in the Aegean Region:

Provinces that are mostly in the Aegean Region:

Bodrum's cityscape is dominated by white buildings.
Sehir Island in Marmaris

Provinces that are partially in the Aegean Region:

Climate[edit]

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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Turkish State Meteorology [3]

The climate of the Aegean Region has a Mediterranean climate at the coast, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters and a semi-arid continental climate in the interior with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Cartwright. "Celsus Library". Ancient.eu. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: The Un-Greek Temple and Wonder". ancient.eu. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistics". Archived from the original on 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2011-05-30.

Coordinates: 38°00′N 29°00′E / 38.000°N 29.000°E / 38.000; 29.000