Uşak Province

Uşak (Turkish: Uşak ili) is a province in western Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Manisa to the west, Denizli to the south, Afyon to the east, and Kütahya to the north. The provincial capital is Uşak, and its licence location code is 64. The province covers an area of 5,341 km2.

In August 2018, the province decided to stop running digital advertisement on United States based social media platforms like Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube canceling all of the budget as a response to the U.S. sanctions on Turkey. The U.S. sanctions were over the detention of the Pastor Andrew Brunson.[2]

Uşak Province

Uşak ili
Location of Uşak Province in Turkey
Location of Uşak Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionAegean
SubregionManisa
Government
 • Electoral districtUşak
Area
 • Total5,341 km2 (2,062 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total367,514
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Area code(s)0276
Vehicle registration64
Websitehttp://www.usak.gov.tr/

Districts

Uşak province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):

Gallery

Lydian Cilandiras Bridge Karahalli Usak Province Turkey

Clandıras bridge near Karahallı

References

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Turkish municipality strikes at social media giants as response to US

External links

Coordinates: 38°31′26″N 29°20′31″E / 38.52389°N 29.34194°E

Bageis

This page concerns Lydian Bageis, Bagis or Bage, not to be confounded with Bagae in Numidia.Bageis Ancient Greek: Βάγεις), Bagis (Βάγις), or Bage (Βάγη) was a city in the Roman province of Lydia in Asia Minor (modern Turkey).

Blaundus

Blaundus was a Roman episcopal city in Asia Minor, presently Anatolia (Asian Turkey), and is now a Latin Catholic titular bishopric.

Cilandiras Bridge

Cilandiras Bridge (Turkish: Cilandiras Köprüsü) is an ancient bridge in Turkey.

The bridge is around Alfaklar village and to the north of Karahallı ilçe (district) of Uşak Province at 38°24′28″N 29°29′05″E. It is over Banaz Creek which is a tributary of Büyük Menderes River.

According to Uşak municipality, the one arch bridge was constructed during the Phrygian era of Anatolia. Its length is 24 metres (79 ft) and width is 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in). Its height over the river is 17 metres (56 ft). Both sides of the bridge superimpose on rock. During a maintenance, a cement portion had been added to the original structure. Currently there is a small hydroelectric plant next to the bridge. The area around the bridge and the small waterfall of the plant is a popular picnic site.

Eşme

Eşme is a town and district of Uşak Province in the inner Aegean Region of Turkey. Apart from the central town of Eşme, the district counts three townships with own municipality, namely Yeleğen, Ahmetler and Güllü.

The principal economic activities include tobacco farming, stockbreeding, kilim weaving and trading.

Governor of Uşak

The Governor of Uşak (Turkish: Uşak Valiliği) is the bureaucratic state official responsible for both national government and state affairs in the Province of Uşak. Similar to the Governors of the 80 other Provinces of Turkey, the Governor of Uşak is appointed by the Government of Turkey and is responsible for the implementation of government legislation within Uşak. The Governor is also the most senior commander of both the Uşak provincial police force and the Uşak Gendarmerie.

Karahallı

Karahallı is a town and district of Uşak Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Karahallı district area neighbors those of two other districts of the same province to the north, namely Ulubey and Sivaslı, and to the south those of two districts depending Denizli Province which are Çivril and Bekilli.

Karahallı center is at a distance of 62 km (39 mi) from the province center of Uşak lying to its north. The district has fourteen depending villages, namely; Alfaklar, Buğdaylı, Beki, Çoğuplu, Çokaklı, Delihıdırlı, Dumanlı, Duraklı, Külköy, Kaykıllı, Kırkyaren, Kavaklı, Karayakuplu and Paşalar.

The district area is crossed by Banaz Stream and is divided roughly equally between agricultural lands and woodland, mostly oaks.

The name of the town makes reference to its founder, the 14th century Turkmen bey Kara Halil. The township was made into a district in 1953, simultaneous to the separation of Uşak Province from Kütahya Province, and Uşak's becoming a province seat.

There is a recently built dam and its reservoir, which is arranged into a recreational area that stands out notably by the presence of an ancient bridge, possibly associated with the Lydians and the Persians, and the Royal Road, although research specific to the bridge is yet to be made. It is built over Banaz Stream (Banaz Çayı) which later joins Büyük Menderes River and the locality is called Clandras or Klandras.

The ancient site of Pepuza, proclaimed as new Jerusalem in the traditions of Montanism, sometimes referred to as the lost sect of Christianity (mid-2nd century) is located within the boundaries of Karahallı district, and is an important visitor's attraction.

Another important ancient construction is Cılandıras Bridge over Banaz Stream.

In Ottoman times, the township was an important center for textile products, made especially of wool woven following Turkish traditions. Weaving activity is still pursued in an intensive manner with the presence of more than a thousand electric power looms across the district.

Cultivation of grapes intended for production of wine in the nearby center of Bekilli is also an important economic activity.

The region of Karahallı experienced considerable levels of outside immigration in recent decades, both towards other centers of its region and towards Europe. People who originate in Karahallı and live outside the district now outnumber those living in Karahallı.

Among notable natives is Azra Akın, Miss World in 2002, herself born in the Netherlands, but whose father, the former Eskişehirspor player Nazmi Akın, is from Karahallı.

Kişladağ mine

The Kışladağ mine is the largest gold mine in Turkey. The mine is operated by the Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold. The mine is located in Uşak Province in western Turkey and is an open pit operation that uses heap leaching for gold recovery.

Küçükler Dam

Küçükler Dam is a dam in Uşak Province, Turkey, built between 1996 and 2001. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

List of populated places in Uşak Province

Below is the list of populated places in Uşak Province, Turkey by the districts. In the following lists first place in each list is the administrative center of the district.

Pepuza

Pepuza (also spelled Pepouza) was an ancient town in Phrygia, Asia Minor (in today's Turkish district of Karahallı, Uşak Province, Aegean Region). Coordinates of the central terrasse of the settlement: UTM 35 S 0714926/4253954 (WGS-84), 38.408˚ N, 29.4615˚ E.

From the middle of the 2nd century CE to the middle of the 6th century, Pepuza was the headquarters of the ancient Christian church of Montanism, which spread all over the Roman Empire. The Montanist patriarch resided at Pepouza, and the Montanists expected the heavenly Jerusalem to descend to earth at Pepouza and the nearby town of Tymion. In late antiquity, both places attracted crowds of pilgrims from all over the Roman Empire. Women played an emancipated role in Montanism, becoming priests and also bishops. In the 6th century, this church became extinct.

Since 2001, Peter Lampe of the University of Heidelberg has directed annual archaeological campaigns in Phrygia, Turkey. During these interdisciplinary campaigns, together with William Tabbernee of Tulsa, numerous unknown ancient settlements were discovered and archaeologically documented. Two of them are the best candidates so far in the search for the identification of the two holy centers of ancient Montanism, Pepuza and Tymion. Scholars had searched for these lost sites since the 19th century.

The ancient settlement in the Karahallı area, near the village of Karayakuplu, discovered and identified as Pepuza by William Tabbernee and Peter Lampe, was settled continuously from Hellenistic times to Byzantine times. In Byzantine times, an important rock-cut monastery belonged to the town.

Sivaslı

Sivaslı, formerly known as Sebaste (Greek: Σεβαστείας, Sebasten) is a town and district of Uşak . Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Sebaste ancient city area is 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Sivaslı town center today.

The ancient city of Sebaste was founded by Roman Emperor Augustus (reigned 27 BC–AD 14) under the name "City of Sebaste" and was the 12th most important city of Roman Empire. In the 9th century around, the city turned into a regional bishop seat. In the period of East Roman Empire, when two churches were constructed for the bishops.[1]

Tymion

Tymion was an ancient town in Phrygia, Asia Minor (in today's Turkish district of Karahallı, Uşak Province, Aegean Region). Its site is located at the Turkish village of Şükranje.

From the middle of the 2nd century CE to the middle of the 6th century CE, Tymion was an important town for the ancient Christian church of Montanism. The Montanists, whose church spread all over the Roman Empire, expected the New Jerusalem to descend to earth at Tymion and the nearby town of Pepuza; Pepuza was the headquarters of Montanism and the seat of the Montanist patriarch. One of the founders of Montanism, Montanus, called both towns "Jerusalem." In late antiquity, both places attracted crowds of pilgrims from all over the Roman Empire. Women played an emancipated role in Montanism. They could become priests and also bishops. In the 6th century CE, this church became extinct.

Since 2001, Peter Lampe of the University of Heidelberg has directed annual archaeological campaigns in Phrygia, Turkey. During these interdisciplinary campaigns, together with William Tabbernee of Tulsa, numerous unknown ancient settlements were discovered and archaeologically documented. Two of them are the best candidates so far in the search for the identification of the two holy centers of ancient Montanism, Pepuza and Tymion. Scholars had searched for these lost sites since the 19th century.

The archaeological site at Şükranje (Karahallı area) that Peter Lampe identified as Tymion was already settled in late Bronze and early Iron Ages. It flourished in Roman and Byzantine times as a rural town where predominantly tenant farmers lived. They worked on an imperial estate and were often oppressed by travelling magistrates or imperial slaves. In a petition, the farmers asked for help from the emperor. The emperor Septimius Severus wrote back that his procurator would support the farmers. The imperial rescript is preserved on an inscription.

Ulubey, Uşak

Ulubey, formerly Göbek, is a town and district of Uşak Province in the inner Aegean Region of Turkey.

The district is famous for Ulubey Canyon and the ruins of Blaundus.

Ulubey Canyon Nature Park

Ulubey Canyon Nature Park (Turkish: Ulubey Kanyonu Tabiat Parkı) is a nature park in the Ulubey and Karahallı districts of Uşak Province, Turkey. The canyon is the second longest in the world after the Grand Canyon in the United States. The park provides suitable habitat for many species of animals and plants and is being developed as a centre for ecotourism.

Uşak

Uşak (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈuʃak]) is a city in the interior part of the Aegean Region of Turkey. The city has a population of 500,000 (2016 census) and is the capital of Uşak Province. The city was previously known by its Greek name of Ousakeion/Ουσάκειον.

Uşak city is situated at a distance of 210 km (130 mi) from İzmir, the region's principal metropolitan center and port city. Benefiting from its location at the crossroads of the Central Anatolian plateau and the coastal Aegean Region, and from a climate and agricultural production incorporating elements of both of these zones, Uşak has also traditionally had a strong industrial base. Uşak was the first city in Turkey to have an urban electricity network, and the first city where a collective labor relations agreement was signed, during the Ottoman era, between leather industry employees and workers. It was here that the first factory of Republican Turkey, a sugar refinery, was set up through a private sector initiative among local businessmen. The tradition of industriousness continues today around two industrial zones.

Uşak (electoral district)

Uşak is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects 3 members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Uşak Airport

Uşak Airport is the main airport of the city of Uşak in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Uşak Museum of Archaeology

The Uşak Museum of Archaeology (Turkish: Uşak Arkeoloji Müzesi) is an archaeological museum in Uşak in western Turkey. Founded on May 23, 1970, the museum is best known for its exhibitions of Karun treasure.

In the museum, items on display include sculptures, pitchers with beaklike spouts and stone axes from the Bronze Age, earthen dishes and glassware from the Hellenistic and Ancient Roman Period, and stelae from the nearby Roman ancient ruin site of Blaundus. The most interesting items are of the so-called Karun treasure belonging to the Lydian Period.

Uşak railway station

Uşak railway station (Turkish: Uşak garı) is a railway station in Uşak, Turkey and is the only station within the city. TCDD Taşımacılık operates a daily inter-city train from İzmir to Konya and a daily regional train to İzmir.The station was originally built by the Smyrna Cassaba Railway in 1887 as part of their railway from Smyrna (modern-day İzmir) to Karahisar. Uşak station consists of a single side platform, serving one track. The four other tracks are used for storing passenger cars during layovers as well as freight cars.

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