Denizli

Denizli, Turkey is the fifteenth largest in the province and the city center. (Denizli central population is 657,802 people) As of 2019, it has a provincial population of 1,037,208. It is famous for its textile products and the local Denizli rooster. It is located in the southwest of the Anatolian Peninsula and in the southeast of the Aegean Region. It is a passage between the Aegean and Mediterranean Regions. Denizli province has landed in both regions. Denizli province 28 ° 38 ‘- 30 ° 05’ east meridians (east end; Çivril district Gümüşsu – Gökgöl Village, Efekli Tepe on the border of Dinar, Aydın, Manisa on the west end; Muğla in the south; Uşak in the north.) Its area is 12.134 km², It is 219 m above sea level.

Being an industry, export, and trade center, Denizli is also home to nearly sixty-five thousand university students. Welcoming millions of local and foreign tourists a year, the province is not only a tourism city but also education, congress, culture, and art center with local, national, and international events (see festivals). GEKA (Southern Aegean Development Agency) headquarters is in Denizli.

Denizli is a new city, located on a plateau slightly split by streams joining the Aksu stream, the branch of Büyük Menderes, on the foothills of the northern slopes of Akdağ (Babadağ). The main city was Laodicea (Laodicea), 6-7 kilometers north from here. Laodikeia, which was destroyed as a result of the wars between the Seljuks and Byzantines and especially the waterways were destroyed, began to be abandoned in time and the settlement began to move towards Ladik, Denizli, where there are abundant water resources, starting from the 11th century. The city suffered great damage during an earthquake in 1702-1703 and was later rebuilt. Denizli, which is located on a natural road that is inland from the Aegean coasts, has rapidly become crowded as a result of the development of this location and the agricultural activities around it, especially after the improvement of the highways in the 1950s, and its population, which was 22,000 in 1950, has increased approximately 25 times in the past 60 years. Industry, tourism, trade, and service sectors are much improved Denizli, which is one of Turkey’s most developed cities. It is the head of the Anatolian Tigers. It is among the most important capitals of textiles in the world. Also, it meets the needs of about 85% of the peas and chickpeas in Turkey Serinhisar products. Denizli, Turkey is among the 10 largest economies. Kent enjoys good prestige in the US and EU markets for towels, bathrobes, and home textiles. Its weather and nature reflect the averages of the Aegean Region. There are rooster sculptures in several parts of the city. The world-renowned natural wonder Pamukkale is also one of the symbols of the city. Pamukkale is on UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list. Karahayıt is also an international thermal center. In addition, the highest mountain Honaz Mountain is also the highest mountain in the Aegean Region (2532 m). Hierapolis, Laodikeia, Tripolis, etc., which entered the UNESCO in the city. There are many ancient cities.