15 Facts About Antalya


Antalya is the eighth-most populous city in Turkey as well as the capital of Antalya Province.

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City that is Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was subdued by the Romans.

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Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities.

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Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera.

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Antalya was exporting wheat, flour, sesame seeds, livestock, timber and charcoal.

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Antalya had a tiny Armenian population which had a church on the street of "Hamam cikmazi" named Hovhannes Surp Garabed, which was later on demolished.

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Antalya had a Jewish community which had a tiny Synagogue in the neighborhood of Balbey and a Talmud Torah.

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Antalya was the host city for the 2015 G-20 summit and the EXPO 2016.

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Five countries have their consular missions in Antalya including Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Belgium and Serbia.

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Antalya has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate or a 'humid' dry-summer subtropical climate .

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Antalya has traditionally been seen as a stronghold for the Kemalist centre-left party Republican People's Party .

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The loss of Antalya was a major political setback for the CHP not only because of its significance as a centre for tourism, but because the CHP's former leader Deniz Baykal is a Member of Parliament for the province.

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Antalya is the southern terminus of European route E87, which connects to Korkuteli, Denizli, Izmir, Canakkale, Edirne in Turkey, along with Varna in Bulgaria, Constanta in Romania and Odessa in Ukraine.

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Antalya is the terminus of Turkish Highway D650, which connects Burdur, Afyon, Kutahya, and Sakarya.

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Antalya Airport has two international terminals and one domestic terminal.

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