Antalya's historic marina
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Antalya (formerly known as Adalia; from Pamphylian Greek: Αττάλεια Attália) is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Eastern European Time ( EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+2 corresponds to the following Time zones Eastern European Time Egypt Standard Time Central Africa Time Daylight saving time ( DST Eastern European Summer Time ( EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 Time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+3 is used in the following locations Moscow Time Eastern European Summer Time West Asian Summer Time A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Turkish car number plates are License plates found on Turkish vehicles Pamphylian is a little-attested and isolated dialect of Ancient Greek which was spoken in Pamphylia, on the southern coast of Asia Minor Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches It is the capital city of Antalya Province. Antalya Province is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Turkey is divided into 81 provinces called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i The population of the city is 775. 157 (2007 census). The population of Antalya is 798. 507 (2008 estimate).
The city of Antalya corresponds to the lands of ancient Pamphylia to the east and Lycia to the west. Origins of the Pamphylians There can be little doubt that the Pamphylians and Pisidians were the same people though the former had received colonies from Greece and other "Sidyma" redirects here For the Moth Genus named thus see Sidyma (moth. Antalya has a hot climate.
Situated on a cliff over the Mediterranean, Antalya is surrounded by mountains. Atatürk claimed that without [a] doubt Antalya is the most beautiful place in the world. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 &ndash 10 November 1938 was an army officer revolutionary Statesman 
Developments in tourism, starting in the 1970s, transformed the city into an international resort. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.
See Antalya Province#History for the history of this area in antiquity
In 150 BC Attalos II, king of Pergamon, founded the city of Attalia (present day Antalya) to base his powerful naval fleet. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates (meaning "Üçkapılar" in Turkish) is a Triumphal arch which was built Hıdırlık Tower (Hıdırlık Kulesi is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. This article focuses on the historical aspects of the Hellenistic age for the cultural aspects see Hellenistic civilisation. Antalya Province is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Attalus II Philadelphus (in Greek Attalos II Philadelphos Ἄτταλος Β' ὁ Φιλάδελφος) (220 BC&ndash138 BC was a King of Pergamon Later Antalya became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when King Attalos III of Pergamum willed his kingdom to Rome at his death and the city grew and prospered in the Ancient Roman period. The Roman Republic was the phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by a Republican form of government a period which began with the overthrow of the Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC Christianity started to spread in the region after 2nd century. Antalya was visited by Paul of Tarsus, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 14:25-26), (wherein Antalya is referred to as Attalia). Paul the apostle (שאול התרסי Šaʾul HaTarsi, meaning " Saul of Tarsus " Σαούλ Saul and Σαῦλος Saulos and The Acts of the Apostles is a book of the Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. St. Paul and St. Barnabas went to Antalya and sailed from there to Antioch after preaching in Pisidia and Pamphylia. Antioch on the Orontes (Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Δάφνῃ Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Ὀρόντου or Ἀντιόχεια ἡ Μεγάλη Antiochia ad Orontem also Geography Although close to Mediterranean Sea on the map the warm climate of the south cannot pass the height of the Taurus Mountains. Origins of the Pamphylians There can be little doubt that the Pamphylians and Pisidians were the same people though the former had received colonies from Greece and other The city later became a naval base for the Christian Crusades against the Muslims in the Levant and in Cyprus. The Crusades were a series of military campaigns of a religious character waged by much of Christian Europe against external and internal opponents
It was a major city in the Byzantine Empire. At the time of the ascension of John II Comnenus (1118) it was an isolated outpost against the Turks, accessible only by sea. John II Komnenos or Comnenus ( Iōannēs II Komnēnos) ( September 13, 1087 &ndash April 8, 1143) was Byzantine . The following year, with the aid of his commander-in-chief John Axuch, John II drove the Turks from the land routes to Antalya and recconected the city with the rest of the empire. John Axoukh or Axoukhos, also transliterated as Axuch ( flourished circa 1087 - circa 1150 was the Commander-in-chief ( megas domestikos
The city, along with the whole region, was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in the early 13th century. The Seljuq (also Seljuq Turks, Seldjuks, Seldjuqs, Seljuks; in Turkish Selçuklular; in Ṣaljūqīyān; in The Arabic traveler Ibn Battuta who came to the city in between 1335-1340 noted:
|“||From Alaya I went to Antaliya [Adalia], a most beautiful city. Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد ابن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة (born February It covers an immense area, and though of vast bulk is one of the most attractive towns to be seen anywhere, besides being exceedingly populous and well laid out. Each section of the inhabitants lives in a separate quarter. The Christian merchants live in a quarter of the town known as the Mina [the Port], and are surrounded by a wall, the gates of which are shut upon them from without at night and during the Friday service. The Greeks, who were its former inhabitants, live by themselves in another quarter, the Jews in another, and the king and his court and Mamluks in another, each of these quarters being walled off likewise. The rest of the Muslims live in the main city. Round the whole town and all the quarters mentioned there is another great wall. The town contains orchards and produces fine fruits, including an admirable kind of apricot, called by them Qamar ad-Din, which has a sweet almond in its kernel. This fruit is dried and exported to Egypt, where it is regarded as a great luxury. ||”|
By the second half of the 17th century Evliya Çelebi recorded a city of narrow streets containing 3,000 houses in twenty Turkish neighbourhoods and four Greek. The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish Evliya Çelebi (اوليا چلبي the son of the imperial goldsmith Derviş Mehmed Zılli ( March 25 (? 1611 &ndash 1682 was the most famous Ottoman The town had grown beyond the city walls and the port could hold up to 200 boats.
In the 18th century, in common with most of Anatolia, its actual lord was a Dere Bey. The family of Tekke Oglu, domiciled near Perge, though reduced to submission in 1812 by Mahmud II, continued to be a rival power to the Ottoman governor till within the present generation, surviving by many years the fall of the other great Beys of Anatolia. Perga, now commonly spelled "Perge" and pronounced "per-geh" was the capital of the then Pamphylia region which is in modern day Antalya province Mahmud II ( Ottoman Turkish: محمود ثاني Mahmud-ı sānī) ( July 20, 1785 July 1, 1839 The records of the Levant (Turkey) Company, which maintained an agency here till 1825, contain information as to the local Dere Beys.
In the 19th century the population of Antalya increased as Turks from the Caucasus and the Balkans moved into Anatolia. By 1911 it was a city of about 25,000 people, including many Christians and Jews, still living in separate quarters, round the walled mina or port. The port was served by coasting steamers of the local companies only. Antalya (then Adalia) was an extremely picturesque, but ill-built and backward place. The chief thing to see was the city wall, outside which runs a good and clean promenade and which survives to this day. The government offices and the houses of the better class were all outside the walls. EB1911</ref>
The city was briefly occupied by the Italians from the end of the First World War until the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Antalya has a population of 775. 157 (2007 census). Which of a men 388. 133 and a women 387. 024.
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The city of Antalya is situated by the Gulf of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. Lara is a district of Antalya city Turkey. Its famous beach Lara beach, is one of the longest sand beaches in Turkey The Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi is an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea south of Antalya province, Turkey. The Taurus mountain range of southern Anatolia runs parallel to the Mediterranean in an east-west direction, resulting in the formation of narrow coastal plains, which are surrounded by mountains on three sides and open south to the Mediterranean sea. On some parts of the coast, the mountains plunge sharply into the sea, forming small natural bays and peninsulas. Antalya is situated on a plain which consists of two flat areas formed of falez rock at a height of 35 m, where the mountains recede from the shore. On the first rocky plain on the coast is the town centre and on the plain behind it, named Kepezüstü, small settlement units have been established.
In the 1st century BC, the Pergamum king Attalos II ordered his men to find "heaven on earth". Kemer is a Seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, west of the city of Antalya Piri Reis (full name Hadji Muhiddin Piri Ibn Hadji Mehmed) (about 1465&ndash1554 or 1555 was an Ottoman-Turkish Admiral, geographer and Attalus II Philadelphus (in Greek Attalos II Philadelphos Ἄτταλος Β' ὁ Φιλάδελφος) (220 BC&ndash138 BC was a King of Pergamon After a long search all over the world, they discovered this land and said "This must be 'Heaven' " and King Attalos founded the city giving it the name "Attaleia" (Greek: Αττάλεια) which later became Adalia and then Antalya. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly 
Since the area is closed to the cold northerly winds, it is characterized by the typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and moderately warm and rainy winters. A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the Climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide Around 300 days of the year are sunny, the sea temperature never goes below 15°C and in summer is around 29°C. The temperature climbs up to 45°C in July and August. The sea breeze and the northeasterly winds blowing from inland relieve the area under this temperature.
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The economy of Antalya depends on a mixture of tourism, agriculture, and commerce, with some light industry. Agricultural production includes citrus fruits, cotton, cut flowers and even bananas. Antalya is a leading agriculture center of Turkey due to its suitable ecology. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality’s covered wholesale food market complex meets 65% of the fresh fruit and vegetable demand of Turkey. 
There is a military base in the city.
Places to visit in the city include sites with traces of Lycian,Pamphylian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and cultures. "Sidyma" redirects here For the Moth Genus named thus see Sidyma (moth. Origins of the Pamphylians There can be little doubt that the Pamphylians and Pisidians were the same people though the former had received colonies from Greece and other The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history lasting from the Greek Dark Ages ca The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial The Seljuq (also Seljuq Turks, Seldjuks, Seldjuqs, Seljuks; in Turkish Selçuklular; in Ṣaljūqīyān; in The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish
Kaleiçi, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Turkish and Greek houses is the old center of Antalya, now mainly hotels, gift shops, and bars. The Turkish people (Türk Halkı also known as " Turks " ( Türkler) are defined mainly as being speakers of Turkish as a First language The Greeks ( Greek: Έλληνες) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring regions New hotels such as the Sheraton are along the coast above the Konyaalti and Lara beaches. Konyaaltı is a district of Antalya, Turkey. The name Konyaaltı (konjaaltɯ which mean "below Konya" stems from the fact the city of Antalya Lara is a district of Antalya city Turkey. Its famous beach Lara beach, is one of the longest sand beaches in Turkey
The tourism boom has brought migrant labour to the city, fueled the growth of a large construction industry and provided transportation and other large-scale infrastructure which has led to Antalya becoming the hub of commerce in this part of Turkey.
In summer tourists include Turkish, British, Israelis, Arabs Germans and Russians.
The city of Antalya is managed by a governor and a city council, with one greater city and three district municipalities. Current mayor of Antalya is Menderes Türel from Ak Party. Menderes Mehmet Tevfik Türel was born on 11 July 1964 in Antalya, Turkey. The Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi or AK Parti, or AKP) is the incumbent Turkish Political party, which describes
The budget for 2005 was YTL 210 million. 
Antalya is one of the leading cities in Turkey in terms of educational institutions. In 2007, there were a total of 1387 schools, at the elementary and secondary level. There are a total of 12. 000 teachers serving 275. 000 students. Antalya has had the highest number of people winning the university exams since 2004. The literacy level in Antalya province is over 95%. Antalya is also the home of Akdeniz Üniversitesi (Mediterranean University). Akdeniz University (Akdeniz Üniversitesi was founded in 1982 between the Turkish cities of Antalya and Alanya in Antalya Province
Antalya’s most famous include Piyaz, made with tahini (crushed sesame seeds), garlic, walnuts and boiled dried beans, spicy hibeş with mixed cumin and tahini, şiş köfte, tandır kebap, domates civesi, şakşuka and various cold Mediterranean dishes with olive oil. Piyaz (piyaz from پیاز "onion" is a kind of Turkish salad or Meze that is made from any kind of dry Beans with Hard-boiled Kofta (see section Name for other names is a Southeastern European Middle Eastern and South Asian Meatball or Dumpling. One local speciality is tirmis, boiled seeds of the lupin, eaten as a snack.
Antalya has beaches like Konyaaltı, Lara and Karpuzkaldıran. The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festivali, held annually since 1963 in Antalya, is the most important national Film festival Antalya Festival is an annual Festival that takes place for 18 days between 12-29 September every year in Antalya, Turkey. The Mediterranean International Music Festival is an annual Festival that takes place every year in the last week of September in Antalya, Turkey. The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival has been organized by the Turkish State Opera and Ballet directorate since 1994 with international participation by Konyaaltı is a district of Antalya, Turkey. The name Konyaaltı (konjaaltɯ which mean "below Konya" stems from the fact the city of Antalya Konyaaltı is a district of Antalya, Turkey. The name Konyaaltı (konjaaltɯ which mean "below Konya" stems from the fact the city of Antalya Antalya also has waterfalls such as Düden, Manavgat and Kurşunlu waterfalls are major attractions for both local and foreign tourists. Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. Manavgat Waterfall on the Manavgat River is near the city of Side, north of Manavgat, Turkey. The Kurşunlu Waterfall is located 19 km from Antalya at the end of a 7 km road branching off to the north of the Antalya- Serik - Alanya highway For winter sports, Beydağları and Saklikent are both natural beauties of the city. Saklıkent is a winter resort in Turkey, 45 kilometres from Antalya and 60 kilometres from Antalya Airport.
There are a large number of mosques, churches, madrasahs, masjids, hans and hamams in the city. Kaleiçi, the harbor which the city walls enclose is the oldest part of the city. In Kaleiçi, Yivli Minare, Kesik Minare and historic houses are to be found. In Kaleiçi, there is traditional Turkish architecture which strives for harmony with the nature.
Main transportation to the city is by air and land. Sea routes are still under development.
In 2007, the airport added a new terminal. The city is improving land and sea transportation as well.
The city has a main port at the south of the Konyaaltı. It is planing to launch local routes to Kemer. Kemer is a Seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, west of the city of Antalya
Antalya Bus Station (Otogar) through E87, D400, D650 routes.
There is a local bus system operated by a private corporation of the greater muncipality.
The dolmus consists of municipal minibuses that travel a prescribed route. Types of vehicle Share taxis come in various Vehicle types including Minibuses Midibuses covered Pickup trucks Station wagons "Microbus" redirects here For the Volkswagen Microbus see Volkswagen Type 2.
Taxis are available.
A rail connection is in the planning stages. 
The tram system runs from Antalya Museum and the Sheraton Voyager and Falez hotels, along the main boulevard to the city center at Kalekapisi, Hadrian's Gate, Karaalioglu Park, and ending at Talya Oteli. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates (meaning "Üçkapılar" in Turkish) is a Triumphal arch which was built Trams depart on the hour and half-hour from the terminal (east and west), and reach Kalekapisi between 10 and 15 minutes later. The one-way fare is under $1.
Currently an 11,1 km light rail line is being built from one of the main city bus hub nortwest to the Zoo and beyond to suburban areas. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. The line is due to open in December 2008. It is planned to expand to the Airport, Lara and the Harbour til 2020.
The infrastructure such as roads and drains are struggling to catch up with the increase in population and tourists.
In 2007, Antalya Airport's number of passengers on international flights surpassed the total number at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport for the first time, officially earning the title of "the capital of Turkish tourism". Antalya Airport is 10 km (6 miles east of the city center of Antalya, Turkey. Atatürk International Airport (formerly Yeşilköy International Airport) (Atatürk Uluslararası Havalimanı is the major international Airport in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is one of the Airports serving Istanbul, Turkey.