Discover Denizli Province. Denizli is home to the ancient ruins of Hierapolis (founded by the Phrygians in the 2nd century BC) and the white travertine thermal baths of Pamukkale. Additionally, Denizli is known for the production of luxurious bath towels. In addition to textiles, Denizli is famous for the Denzli Rooster. The Denizli Rooster has been cultivated in the region since ancient times and is appreciated for its hardiness and unique crow.
Denizli Province is located in the Aegean Region of Turkey. Literally translated, Denizli means ‘From the Sea’ and is often referred to as the gateway from Central Anatolia to the Aegean and the Mediterranean Regions. Neighbouring provinces are Uşak to the north, Burdur, Isparta, Afyon to the east, Aydın, Manisa to the west and Muğla to the south.
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Denizli Province is one of eight provinces located in the Aegean Region: Afyonkarahisar (03), Aydın (09), Denizli (20), İzmir (35), Kütahya (43), Manisa (45), Muğla (48), and Uşak (64). Each province has a unique code license plate code. The license plate code for Denizli is the number 20.
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Denizli includes the districts of Acıpayam, Akköy, Babadağ, Baklan, Bekilli, Beyağaç, Bozkurt, Buldan, Çal, Çameli, Çardak, Çivril, Denizli, Güney, Honaz, Kale, Merkezefendi, Pamukkale, Serinhisar, and Tavas.
Denizli was an important location for the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The ancient cities of Hierapolis and Laodicea on the Lycus are located in the province. Laodicea on Lycum was established by Seleucid King, Antiochus II in honor of his wife, Laodice. The ruins of the ancient city continue to be excavated. Laodiceia, one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the book of Revelations, was famous for fine wool and cotton textiles.
The nearby Greek city of Hierapolis was founded by the Pergamon King Eumenes II in 190 BC. The close proximity to Laodicea led to a commercial and military rivalry between the two cities. One of the largest buildings of in the ancient city of Hierapolis was the Roman Bath. The structure is now home to Hierapolis Archaeology Museum. Today, Hierapolis is called Pamukkale. Directly translated Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle.” In addition to a rich history, Pamukkale is known for natural white travertine thermal baths.
Laodicea ad Lycum
The Aegean Region is bordered by Aegean Sea to the West, Central Anatolia to the East, the Marmara Region to the North and the Mediterranean to the South. The mild climate and rich soil make the Aegean one of Turkey’s most fertile regions. Known for olive orchards and vineyards, the Aegean Region produces some of Turkey’s most prestigious olive oils and wines. The cuisine of Denizli os a fusion of Mediterranean and Central Anatolia specialties. The area is famous for unique meat, grain, and dairy recipes. More than 90 types of agricultural products are exported from Denizli including: apple, cherry, grape, peach, pomegranate, and quince. Dried products include anise, chickpeas, cumin, sunflower seed, and thyme.
The Aegean Region has a Mediterranean climate at the coast (with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters) and a semi-arid continental climate in the interior (with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters). Rainfall averages 645 mm (25 inches) per year; temperatures range from -8°C (18°F) to 43°C (109°F), with average humidity of 69%.
The climate in Denizli is not uniform. Due to a higher elevation, inland areas are cooler. Winters are rainy or occasionally snowy, but generally mild.