Kula, Manisa

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Yanıkyöre rock formations near Kula
Yanıkyöre rock formations near Kula
Location of Kula within Turkey.
Location of Kula within Turkey.
Kula is located in Turkey
Location of Kula
Coordinates: 38°33′N 28°39′E / 38.550°N 28.650°E / 38.550; 28.650
Country Turkey
 • District918.41 km2 (354.60 sq mi)
665 m (2,182 ft)
 • Urban
 • District
 • District density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK)
Postal code
Area code(s)236
Licence plate45

Kula is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 52,986 of which 24,217 live in the town of Kula.[3][4] The district covers an area of 918 km2 (354 sq mi),[5] and the town lies at an elevation of 665 m (2,182 ft).


As of 1920, Kula's main industry was carpet making.[6]

Yanıkyöre volcanic rock formations[edit]

The district is renowned for the cone-shaped volcanic rock formations, numbering at about eighty, in the nearby Yanıkyöre (literally the burnt land) area, also sometimes still referred to, including in Turkey, under the Greek name of Katakekaumene, which has the same meaning. Increasingly brought to the attention of a wider public in recent years as a natural curiosity, other recently coined terms to describe the area include "Cappadocia of the Aegean Region, Turkey" or even "Kuladocia".

Panorama of Kula Yanıkyöre rock formations

Kula Volcanic Geopark was accepted and certificated by UNESCO on 6 September 2013 at 37th UNESCO general conference in Naples. So that Kula Volcanic Geopark joined UNESCO Global Geopark Network. Also this patent became the first geopark of Turkey, 58th geopark in Europe, and 96th geopark in the world.

See also[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" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Archived from the original on 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  6. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 110.


Coordinates: 38°32′45″N 28°38′58″E / 38.54583°N 28.64944°E / 38.54583; 28.64944