Ayvagediği

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Location
37°01'00"N
034°34'00"E
Country
 Turkey
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Description

Ayvagediği is a town in Mersin Province, Turkey. (ğ pronounced as gh)

Geography

Ayvagediği is in Toroslar district, the capital of which is actually in Greater Mersin. Ayvagediği is a mountain town at an average altitude of 1,180 metres (3,870 ft) in a valley on Toros Mountains. It is an example of a series of towns called yayla (just like the neighbouring town Gözne), which are used as summer residences for city dwellers in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions of Turkey. The town is at 37°01′N 34°34′E. The town is 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Mersin. The settled (winter) population is 2196 as of 2011.

Economy

The main agricultural crops are fruits such as grapes, apples, apricots and pears. Another economic activity is domestic tourism or more precisely yayla tourism (active commerce and house rentals during summer months).
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