Uluborlu

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Uluborlu
Map of Uluborlu district.
Map of Uluborlu district.
Uluborlu is located in Turkey
Uluborlu
Uluborlu
Coordinates: 38°04′44″N 30°26′54″E / 38.07889°N 30.44833°E / 38.07889; 30.44833Coordinates: 38°04′44″N 30°26′54″E / 38.07889°N 30.44833°E / 38.07889; 30.44833
Country  Turkey
Province Isparta
District Uluborlu
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Ünverdi
 • Kaymakam Vedat Yilmaz
Area[1]
 • District 283.90 km2 (109.61 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 6,213
 • District 7,426
 • District density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Post code 32650
Website www.uluborlu.bel.tr

Uluborlu is a town and district of Isparta Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. The population was 6,385 in 2010.

History[edit]

Throughout history, Uluborlu has been on the military and commercial roads crossroads of Asia minor which has shaped its character.

Settlement is known from prehistoric times and in early historic times was part of Phrygia[3] which fell to Alexander the Great in the 330s B.C. Following Alexanders death it passed to the Asian arm of the Seleucid Empire and then the Kingdom of Pergamon(l88-133 BC) for 130 years, when it was ceaded to the Romans and formed part of the province of Cilicia until the division of the Byzantine Empire in 395 AD, when it was known as Apollonia In 1074 Uluborlu passed into the hands of the Seljuk Turks but in the years 1119-1120 returned to Byzantine control. In 1403 Timur seized the city and the men in the town were killed as retribution for their defence of the city, the women and children were taken captive.[4]

During the Ottoman period of the 15th and 16th centuries Uluborlu prospered and supported the new dynasty. Hamid Sanjak held the first census of Uluborlu in 1831 and in 1911 Uluborlu suffered a great fire, In 1963 the municipality of Uluborlu was established.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture dominated the economy of the town. Especially known for its cherry production but apples, quince, and pears are also grown, with Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium the main markets. Tourism is also a growing industry with spectators coming to the annual wrestleing festival.

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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. 
  3. ^ Medieval city of Seljuk Turkey in a Uluborlu, SDU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Magazine December 2013 Issue: 30, p55-66 Abdullah Copper.
  4. ^ [Timur and Anatolia II: Timur Uluborlu and curve of Understanding, Hussein Salman ].

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