Ağlasun

Ağlasun (from Greek Αγαλασσός Agalassos, in turn from Koine Greek Σαγαλασσός Sagalassos, in turn from Hittite Salawassa) is a town and district of Burdur Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. The mayor is Aydın Kaplan (MHP).

Ağlasun
Ağlasun
Coordinates: 37°38′58″N 30°32′02″E
CountryTurkey
ProvinceBurdur
Government
  MayorAydın Kaplan
  KaymakamOğuzhan Bulut
Area
  District310.11 km2 (119.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
  Urban
3,981
  District
8,843
  District density29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Post code
15500
Websitewww.aglasun.bel.tr

The town is 7 km from the ruins of the ancient city of Sagalassos, from which it gets its modern name.

With its rich architectural heritage, Ağlasun is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.[3]

See also

References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. "HistoricTowns.org - Turkey". Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2006-05-10.


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