M A N A V G A T


Area: 2.283 km²

Population: 222.419 (2015)


Manavgat is a town and district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 75 km from the city of Antalya. Between the Taurus Mountains to the north, and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast, much of the district is flat. The mountains are covered in forest and typical Mediterranean shrubs, there are small plains higher in the mountains too, traditionally used for summer grazing by the yörük nomads. Manavgat has a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters; the temperature rarely drops to freezing. The district is watered by the Manavgat River, which is dammed for hydro-electric power in two places.

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Waterfalls flows powerfully over the rocks. Near the waterfalls are shady tea gardens providing a pleasant resting place With 64km of hot, sunny coastline, much of it sandy beaches, with a long river and the waterfall, well-protected countryside including mountain and forest, Manavgat has an important tourist industry. There is plenty of accommodation on the coast and many places to explore including historical sites, rivers, streams and caves..


History


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The antique cities of Side and Selge date back to the 6th century BC. Manavgat was taken over by the Seljuk Turks in 1220 and the Ottoman Empire in 1472. With republic in 1923 Anatalya was province and Manavgat was tied Antalya. After in 1924 Manavgat was city from town.

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