Turgut, Muğla

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Turgut
(Leyne)
Town
Turgut is located in Turkey
Turgut
Turgut
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°22′N 28°02′E / 37.367°N 28.033°E / 37.367; 28.033Coordinates: 37°22′N 28°02′E / 37.367°N 28.033°E / 37.367; 28.033
Country  Turkey
Province Muğla Province
Districts of Turkey Yatağan
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,065
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 48540
Area code(s) 0252
Licence plate 48

Turgut is a town in Muğla Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Turgut is in Yatağan district of Muğla Province. The town is situated at 37°22′N 28°02′E / 37.367°N 28.033°E / 37.367; 28.033. The distance to Yatağan is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) and to Muğla is 39 kilometres (24 mi). The population of the town is 2,065 as of 2010.[1]

History[edit]

The ruins of the ancient cult cite Lagina is around Turgut and the alternative name of the town Leyne may be a corrupt form of Lagina. The town also houses an old mosque which is claimed to be built by İlyas Bey of Menteşe Beylik in 1311.[2] Another building of historical importance is the mansion of Osman Hamdi Bey who stayed in Turgut between 1891-1893 during Lagina excavations.[3] His house which is now restored is proposed to be a museum.[4]

Economy[edit]

Main economic activity of the town is agriculture. Cereals and olive are the most important crops. There are some olive oil factories. There is a lignite mine around the town . The lignite is used in Yatağan Thermal Power Plant.

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