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  • Population: 2.619.832
  • Acreage: 1.417 km²
  • Altitude: 39 m

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Antalya, which means "Home of Attalos", was founded by Attalos II. The city, which remained independent for a while after the end of the Pergamon Kingdom (133 BC), was later captured by pirates. In 77 BC, Commander Servilius Isauricus ordered Rome to It became a base for the navy of Pompeius in 67 BC. Hadrian's visit to Attaleia in 130 AD provided the development of the city. Since the modern city was built on the ancient settlement, there are very few ancient ruins in Antalya. The first of the ruins that can be seen are a part of the harbor breakwater, which is described as the old port, and the city wall surrounding the harbor. Hadrian's Gate, which was restored outside the park, is the most beautiful part of Antalya Çanakkale, which has been an important settlement since the Early Bronze Age, is one of the two gateway regions that provide the connection between Anatolia and Europe, and between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, thanks to the Dardanelles. Due to this feature, it has a very rich history. It has provided economic and military superiority to the communities living in the region, and they have surpassed their contemporaries in the field of civilization. However, this situation has made the region the target of various migration and invasion movements. There were people who came to the region to settle or plunder on different dates, and in both cases, certain cultural exchanges were intensified.