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Aksu,_Antalya Latitude and Longitude:

36°57′N 30°51′E / 36.950°N 30.850°E / 36.950; 30.850
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Aksu
Çalkaya
Map showing Aksu District in Antalya Province
Map showing Aksu District in Antalya Province
Aksu is located in Turkey
Aksu
Aksu
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°57′N 30°51′E / 36.950°N 30.850°E / 36.950; 30.850
Country Turkey
Province Antalya
Area
406 km2 (157 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2022) [1]
77,623
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 ( TRT)
Postal code
07110
Area code0242
Website www.aksu.bel.tr

Aksu is a municipality and district of Antalya Province, Turkey. [2] Its area is 406 km2, [3] and its population is 77,623 (2022). [1]

Geography

Aksu is situated on the Turkish state highway D.400 which connects Antalya to Mersin. It is almost merged to Antalya, the province center and in fact it is included in Greater Antalya. The distance to Antalya central town is about 18 kilometres (11 mi). Antalya Airport is within Aksu district.

Composition

There are 35 neighbourhoods in Aksu District: [4]

History

The area around Aksu was a part of Pamphylia of the antiquity. Ancient city of Perga is within Aksu district. Later the area around Aksu became a part of Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Anatolian beyliks, and the Ottoman Empire. During the Turkish republic era, there were five nearby villages Aksu and Çalkaya being the most important ones. Between 1977 and 1994 these villages were declared townships and finally in 1999 they were merged to form the district of Aksu. [5]

Economy

Main economic activity of Aksu is intensive agriculture. Various vegetables and fruits are produced. The industry of Aksu is mostly based on agriculture. Tourism also plays a role in district economy. Perga and Kurşunlu Waterfall are important visitor attractions.

References

  1. ^ a b "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  2. ^ Büyükşehir İlçe Belediyesi, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 8 June 2023.
  3. ^ "İl ve İlçe Yüz ölçümleri". General Directorate of Mapping. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  4. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Mayor's page" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2012-01-03.