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Nallıhan district center
Nallıhan district center
Location of Nallıhan within Turkey.
Location of Nallıhan within Turkey.
Nallıhan is located in Turkey
Location of Nallıhan within Turkey.
Coordinates: 40°11′01″N 31°21′02″E / 40.18361°N 31.35056°E / 40.18361; 31.35056Coordinates: 40°11′01″N 31°21′02″E / 40.18361°N 31.35056°E / 40.18361; 31.35056
Country  Turkey
Province Ankara
 • Mayor Ahmet Adnan Okur (MHP)
 • Governor Ömer Toraman
 • District 1,972.51 km2 (761.59 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 12,125
 • District 30,299
 • District density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 06920
Area code(s) 0312
Licence plate 06

Nallıhan is a rural town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, 157 km from the city of Ankara. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 30,571 of which 12,457 live in the town of Nallıhan.[3][4] The district covers an area of 1,978 km², and the average elevation is 625 m.


Nallıhan is named after a caravanserai on the ancient Silk Road to the Orient next to the river Nallı. There has been a settlement here for thousands of years.


Today the town is known for its needlework and local cuisine including stuffed vine-leaves, pilav and pastries. The countryside is used for growing rice and grapes.

Nallıhan is one of many towns that claims to be the burial place of Taptuk Emre, who was the hodja (teacher in Islamic studies) of the folk-poet Yunus Emre. Nallıhan Davutoğlan Bird Paradise attracts local and foreign tourists.[5]

Administrative structure[edit]

Çayırhan Lake in Nallıhan



Places of interest[edit]

Davutoğlan Bird Paradise
  • Nallıhan Kuş Cenneti - Sarıyar reservoir is teeming with bird-life.
  • Ilıca waterfall

Notable natives[edit]

  • Adalet Ağaoğlu - writer
  • Prof. Dr. Ayhan Sur - geographer
  • Erdem Gür - geographer

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. ^ Statistical Institute
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  5. ^ Selahattin Sönmez (10 June 2016). "Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise". Hurriyet Daily News. 


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