Sivaslı

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Sivaslı
District
Ruins of the ancient city of Sebaste near Sivaslı
Ruins of the ancient city of Sebaste near Sivaslı
Location of Sivaslı within Uşak Province.
Location of Sivaslı within Uşak Province.
Sivaslı is located in Turkey
Sivaslı
Sivaslı
Location of Sivaslı within Uşak Province.
Coordinates: 38°29′N 29°41′E / 38.483°N 29.683°E / 38.483; 29.683Coordinates: 38°29′N 29°41′E / 38.483°N 29.683°E / 38.483; 29.683
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Uşak
Government
 • Mayor Nihat Sazligol (CHP)
Area[1]
 • District 506.47 km2 (195.55 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 6,696
 • District 21,366
 • District density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Licence plate 64
Website Sivaslı Municipality
Prefecture of Sivaslı

Sivaslı, formerly known as Sebaste (Greek: Σεβαστείας, Sebasten) is a town and district of Uşak Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Sebaste ancient city area is 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Sivaslı town center today.

The ancient city of Sebaste was founded by Roman Emperor Augustus (reigned 27 BC–AD 14) under the name "City of Sebaste" and was the 12th most important city of Roman Empire. In the 9th century around, the city turned into a regional bishop seat. In the period of East Roman Empire, when two churches were constructed for the bishops.[1]

References[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. 

External links[edit]

Sebaste ancient city