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Konyaaltı
Konyaaltı Beach
Map showing Konyaaltı District in Antalya Province
Map showing Konyaaltı District in Antalya Province
Konyaaltı is located in Turkey
Konyaaltı
Konyaaltı
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°50′20″N 30°28′52″E / 36.83889°N 30.48111°E / 36.83889; 30.48111
Country Turkey
Province Antalya
Government
 • MayorSemih Esen ( CHP)
Area
546 km2 (211 sq mi)
Population
 (2022) [1]
204,795
 • Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 ( TRT)
Postal code
07070
Area code0242
Website www.konyaalti.bel.tr

Konyaaltı is a municipality and district of Antalya Province, Turkey. [2] Its area is 546 km2, [3] and its population is 204,795 (2022). [1]

The name "Konyaaltı" (pronounced [konja.aɫtɯ]), originates from the expression of "koy altı", which in the Turkish language means "the bay under the cliffs" [ citation needed]. The district is situated beneath the cliffs of Antalya, and extends miles toward the west towards the mountains, with various kinds of beaches including sand and shingle. The water is a little cooler compared to other beaches in Antalya because of an underground creek flowing to the sea. There are modern underground facilities for aesthetic reasons[ clarification needed]. Transport is easy by means of buses. Destinations are reachable by foot as well but might be time-consuming. The area was started to be developed in the 80s and wasn't historically a part of Antalya's city center. The area originally was a rural/pastoral area and neighborhoods that are currently a part of it were originally villages such as Arapsuyu or Uncali. Until the 80s most of the area was mainly empty and villages had agricultural areas where they grew crops and grazed sheep. There are also many streams in the area which dried up when the area was urbanized. The area also has an ancient city named Olbia that was demolished to make way for a gigantic shopping mall named Migros.[ weasel words]

Composition

There are 39 neighbourhoods in Konyaaltı District: [4]

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.

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