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Köprülü Canyon

Köprülü Canyon National Park
Köprülü Kanyon Milli Parkı
Köprülü Canyon in Sütçüler, Isparta
Map showing the location of Köprülü Canyon National Park
Map showing the location of Köprülü Canyon National Park
Köprülü Canyon NP
LocationManavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey
Nearest cityAntalya
Coordinates37°11′32″N 31°10′51″E / 37.19222°N 31.18083°E / 37.19222; 31.18083
Area366 km2 (141 sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 12, 1973; 50 years ago (1973-12-12)
Governing bodyDirectorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks
Ministry of Environment and Forest

Köprülü Canyon (Turkish: Köprülü Kanyon) is a canyon and a National Park in the Province of Antalya, Turkey. Covering an area of 366 km2 (141 sq mi), it was established as a national park by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on December 12, 1973.[1]

History

Within the park are the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Selge, as well as the intact Eurymedon Bridge, called Oluk Köprü in Turkish.[2]

Geography

The park is situated inside the province of Antayla in the district of Manavgat.[3] The canyon is located 92 km (57 mi) northeast from Antalya City. The canyon's walls are as high as 100m (328 feet) and stretch for 14 km (8.7 mi) along the Köprü River.[3]


References

  1. ^ Yılmaz, Ersin; et al. (2009). "Prioritising and Determining of Ecotourism Strategy with Participatory Approach: A Case Studies of the Cehennemdere Valley and Köprülü Kanyon National Park" (PDF). Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı-Eastern Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute. ISBN 978-605-393-055-6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2011-08-23.
  2. ^ Tufan-Çetin, Özge (2009). "Lichens of the Köprülü Canyon National Park in Turkey" (PDF). Akdeniz University, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Environmental Protection & Control, 07058 Antalya, Turkey. Retrieved 2023-04-25.
  3. ^ a b "Antalya - Köprülü Canyon National Park". www.ktb.gov.tr. Retrieved 2024-04-29.
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