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Location of Kumluca within Turkey.
Location of Kumluca within Turkey.
Kumluca is located in Turkey
Location of Kumluca within Turkey.
Country  Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Province Antalya
 • Mayor Hüsamettin Çetinkaya (AKP)
 • District 1,227.79 km2 (474.05 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 33,238
 • District 66,186
 • District density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +90 242

Kumluca is a town and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, part of the Turkish Riviera. Kumluca is located 90 km (56 mi) west of the city of Antalya, on the Teke Peninsula, (between the bays of Antalya and Fethiye). Its neighbour towns are Korkuteli, Elmalı, Finike, Kemer and Antalya

The town of Kumluca, formerly the village of Sarıkavak, is named for its sandy soil (kum meaning sand in Turkish), good for growing watermelons.


The centre of the district is a plain pointing north from the Mediterranean coast and surrounded by mountains on three sides. The north of the district is hills and mountain. Summers are hot and dry, winters cool and wet as you would expect in a Mediterranean district; it never snows on the coast but there is snow on the mountains. In this climate fruit and vegetables can be grown under glass all year round and this is the mainstay of the local economy, along with orange trees, and Kumluca is a wealthy district.


In the last years of the Seljuqs of Rum, silver coins were minted in the town. Between 1282 and 1302, the town struck dirhams under Kaykhusraw III, Kayqubad III, and Mesud II with the mint name Sarıkavak (Arabic: ساروقواق‎, Sārūqawāq)[3]


The district has a population of 65,652 according to the 2010 census.[4] The town itself has 31.525 inhabitants. Kumluca has 3 municipalities(Beykonak, Çavuşköy and Mavikent) and 24 villages.

The population of inhabited places are shown in the table(Municipalities are shown in bold)

Town/Village Population(2007)
Kumluca 31.581
Altınyaka 276
Belen 331
Beşikçi 523
Beykonak 7.240
Büyükalan 234
Çaltı 172
Çavuşköy 2.435
Çayiçi 202
Dereköy 85
Erentepe 606
Gölcük 284
Güzören 435
Hacıveliler 2.963
Hızırkahya 904
İncircik 290
Karacaağaç 164
Karacaören 748
Kavakköy 620
Kumlucayazarı 883
Kuzca 377
Mavikent 8.033
Ortaköy 440
Salur 2.225
Sarıcasu 2.867
Toptaş 712
Yenikışla 141
Yeşilköy 133
Total 65.904


There are a number of important historical sites in the district of Kumluca including Olympos, Kitanaura, Korydalla, Rhodiapolis, Idebessos and Gagai; of these Olympos is the largest and attracts the most visitors.

There is 30 km (19 mi) of coast with many hotels and restaurants between the villages of Adrasan and Olympos, and holiday villages near the town of Mavikent. West of Mavikent there is less development but taken as a whole Kumluca is one of the fastest growing local economies in Turkey.


  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Statistical Institute

External links

  • District governor's official website (Turkish)
  • District municipality's official website (Turkish)
  • Information on Kumluca
  • Local info website (Turkish)
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