Turgutalp

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Turgutalp
Town
Turgutalp is located in Turkey
Turgutalp
Turgutalp
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 39°11′N 27°35′E / 39.183°N 27.583°E / 39.183; 27.583Coordinates: 39°11′N 27°35′E / 39.183°N 27.583°E / 39.183; 27.583
Country Turkey
ProvinceManisa Province
DistrictSoma
Elevation
130 m (425 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total9,838
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
45540
Area code(s)0236
Licence plate45

Turgutalp is a town in Soma district of Manisa Province, Turkey. At 38°11′N 27°35′E / 38.183°N 27.583°E / 38.183; 27.583 it is situated to the south of Turkish state highway D240 and to the west of Soma to which it is almost merged to. The distance to Manisa is 97 kilometres (60 mi). The population is 9838 of 2011.[1] Turgutalp was founded by Muslim people from present Bulgaria in 1877, during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878). The settlement was named as Turgutalp upon the suggestion of the sultan (Turgut Alp was one of the early gazis of the Ottoman Empire). In 1986 it was declared a seat of township. Major economic sector of the town is agriculture. The main crops are tobacco, cotton, olive, tomato and wheat. Some town residents work in the power plant and coal mine of Soma.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]