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Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. It is the center of the district of the same name, as well as of Muğla Province, which stretches along Turkey’s Aegean coast. Muğla’s center is situated inland at an altitude of 660 m and lies at a distance of about 30 km from the nearest seacoast in the Gulf of Gökova to its south-west.
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Key Facts & Information
- The indigenous name Mobolla, over time corrupted into “Mogolla” and then further into the modern “Muğla”, appears for the first time in the beginning of the 2nd century BC at the time of its region’s passage from what was apparently an eastern Carian federation linked with Taba (modern Tavas) and other cities to Rhodian domination.
- Turkish-era Muğla also remained a minor site in the beginning despite having been captured relatively early for western Anatolia in the course of the 13th century. The local ruling dynasty of Menteşe had their capital in Milas.
- Muğla acquired regional importance after it replaced Milas as the seat of the subprovince (sanjak) under the Ottoman Empire in 1420.
- The sanjak kept the name Menteşe until the Republican Era, when it was renamed Muğla after its seat of government.
- In 2018, archaeological ruins and mosaics discovered in the city have been confirmed to belong to the villa of the Greek fisherman Phainos who lived in the 2nd century AD. Phainos was the richest and the most famous fisherman of his time.
- The district area’s physical features are determined by several pot-shaped high plains abbreviated by mountains, of which the largest is the one where the city of Muğla is located and which is called under the same name (Muğla Plain).
- A relatively small city of 61,550 and often overlooked by visitors to nearby coastal resorts, Muğla received a new boost with the foundation of Muğla University in the 1990s.
- Its former profile as a predominantly rural, difficult to access, isolated, and underpopulated region enclosed by a rugged mountainous complex is now coming to an end.
- Also in recent years, a major program of restoration of the city’s architectural heritage has enhanced local tourism.
- The city remains an orderly, compact, and leafy provincial center, which kept its old neighborhoods without surrendering to a boom in concrete constructions, but displays a progressive mind as exemplified by the pride still expressed at having had Turkey’s first female provincial governor in the 1990s, Ms. Lale Aytaman.
CLIMATE AND POLITICS
- Muğla has a Mediterranean climate. It is characterised by long, hot, and dry summers with cool and wet winters.
- Muğla’s political color has traditionally been center-left. In Turkey’s 2004 local elections, Dr. Osman Gürün was re-elected, increasing his votes to 43,28%, aided in this by the abrupt virtual collapse of the other center-left party.
- The 2004 elections were the seventh successive victory for the center-left candidates in the Muğla municipality.
THINGS AND PLACES TO TRY
- Gulets are traditional, handcrafted wooden boats with two or three masts. Mugla, Turkey has an esteemed and long-established reputation for making gulet. Most gulet boats range in size from 20 to 30 meters, and each has between 5 to 8 cabins.
- Knidos or Cnidus is one of the major ancient cities in the southwest part of Turkey. The ancient city of Knidos, famous for its statues of Dionysus, Athena and Aphrodite, is located 35 km west of Datca town, Mugla. It is also famous in antiquity for its many great amphitheatres.
- Scuba diving is also an offer where you are in Mugla. Dive into the crystal clear waters of Mugla, and see the many different variety of the marine life. There is also time for swimming in crystal clear, calm and warm seas, relaxing, snorkeling, sunbathing.
- Sarsala Bay is located 15 km away from in Mugla’s Dalaman district. It is an attractive and wonderful cove with its crystal clear water and long pebble natural beach, where pine trees seamlessly meet the sea and there is no any construction. It has peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty, is also one of the most preferred bays for swimming.
- Muğla Museum is a museum in Muğla, Turkey. It is a general purpose museum combining natural history, archaeology and ethnography.
The museum building, which is located on Müştak Bey street, is the former prison of Muğla city. The building was restored and opened as a museum in 1994.
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