Gördes

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Gördes
District
Location of Gördes within Turkey.
Location of Gördes within Turkey.
Gördes is located in Turkey
Gördes
Gördes
Location of Gördes
Coordinates: 38°56′N 28°17′E / 38.933°N 28.283°E / 38.933; 28.283
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Manisa
Area[1]
 • District 947.44 km2 (365.81 sq mi)
Elevation 578 m (1,896 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 10,588
 • District 30,491
 • District density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 45xxx
Area code(s) 236
Licence plate 45
Climate Csa
Website www.gordes.bel.tr

Gördes is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 38,110 of which 10,809 live in the town of Gördes.[3][4] The district covers an area of 947 km2 (366 sq mi),[5] and the town lies at an elevation of 578 m (1,896 ft).

History[edit]

Gördes has been held by the Persians, Macedonians, Roman and Byzantine empires, and in 1071AD passed to the Turks.

Economy[edit]

Gördes is one of the handmade Turkish carpet production centers in Manisa. Gördes carpets have different pattern and styles. See: Ghiordes knot.

Gordes district is linked to the neighboring districts. The main source income is tobacco and poppy production and wheat, barley is grown. In recent years production of cherries, strawberries has begun production Other crops include potatoes, peas, tomatoes and cucumbers and wine.

The area also has olive trees.

The area has mining with Coal and Zeolite being the main deposits but kaolin, nickel-iron, titanium, zeolite beds are also available. In addition, feldspar, marble, kyanite, chalcedony, chrome, quartz, boron is among mined in the region.

See also[edit]

Notes[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. 
  3. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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Coordinates: 38°55′58″N 28°17′25″E / 38.93278°N 28.29028°E / 38.93278; 28.29028