Aksu, Antalya

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Aksu
(Çalkaya)
District
Aksu is located in Turkey
Aksu
Aksu
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°57′N 30°51′E / 36.950°N 30.850°E / 36.950; 30.850Coordinates: 36°57′N 30°51′E / 36.950°N 30.850°E / 36.950; 30.850
Country  Turkey
Province Antalya Province
Elevation 45 m (150 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 47,023
 • District 65,588
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 07110
Area code(s) 0242
Licence plate 07

Aksu is a municipality and district governorate in Greater Antalya, Turkey. Antalya is one of the 30 metropolitan centers in Turkey with more than one municipality within city borders. In Antalya there are five second-level municipalities in addition of Greater Antalya (büyükşehir) municipality

Geography[edit]

Aksu is situated at 36°57′N 30°51′E / 36.950°N 30.850°E / 36.950; 30.850 on the Turkish state highway which connects Antalya to Mersin. It is almost merged to Antalya, the province center and in fact it is included in Greater Antalya (see Metropolitan centers in Turkey.) The distance to Antalya central town is about 18 kilometres (11 mi). Antalya Airport is within Aksu district. The population of Aksu was 47023 as of 2012.[3]

History[edit]

The area around Aksu was a part of Pamphylia of the antiquity. Ancient city of Perga is within Aksu district. Later the area around Aksu became a part of Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Anatolian beyliks, and the Ottoman Empire. During the Turkish republic era, there were five nearby villages Aksu and Çalkaya being the most important ones. Between 1977 and 1994 these villages were declared townships and finally in 1999 they were merged to form the district of Aksu.[4]

Economy[edit]

Main economic activity of Aksu is intensive agriculture. Various vegetables and fruits are produced. The industry of Aksu is mostly based on agriculture. Tourism also plays a role in district economy. Perga and Kurşunlu Waterfall are important visitor attractions.

The rural area of the district[edit]

There are 13 villages and one town in the rural area of the district. The total population of the district is 65303.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Population of city, towns and villages - 2011". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ Mayor's page (Turkish)