Nallıhan district center
Location of Nallıhan within Turkey.
|• Mayor||Ahmet Adnan Okur (MHP)|
|• Governor||Ömer Toraman|
|• District||1,972.51 km2 (761.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||625 m (2,051 ft)|
|• District density||15/km2 (40/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
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. The district covers an area of 1,978 km², and the average elevation is 625 m.
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.
Places of interest
- Nallıhan Kuş Cenneti - Sarıyar reservoir is teeming with bird-life.
- Ilıca waterfall
- Adalet Ağaoğlu - writer
- Prof. Dr. Ayhan Sur - geographer
- Erdem Gür - geographer
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- Statistical Institute
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- Selahattin Sönmez (10 June 2016). "Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise". Hurriyet Daily News.
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- Governorship of Nallıhan, Turkey. "Geographical information on Nallıhan district of Ankara" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-26.
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