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Menderes, İzmir

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Menderes, İzmir

Menderes
The Aegean Sea from Menderes district
The Aegean Sea from Menderes district
Menderes is located in Turkey
Menderes
Menderes
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Izmir
Area[1]
 • District 775.17 km2 (299.29 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 59,254
 • District 74,831
 • District density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)

Menderes is a district of İzmir Province in Turkey.

Overview

Menderes district, which is notable for its satsumas, beautiful bays and historical riches, is 20 kilometres (12 miles) from İzmir. The antique city of Lebedos is situated in the western corner of the district in Ürkmez locality. Ruins of Kolophon, Klaros, Notion and Lebedos, which are along the Menderes-Selçuk road are next to each other and make up the important archeological sites of the province. Gümüldür municipality is the region that produces the world famous tangerine breed of satsumas. Özdere is one of the important tourism resorts of the Aegean coast. Beads of various colors and shapes which are produced by the locals in Görece village are particularly of note. The area was called Cumaovası and was a township in the Konak (Centre)

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