Torbalı

Torbalı is a district of İzmir Province of Turkey.

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Coordinates: 38°09′43″N 27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833Coordinates: 38°09′43″N 27°21′30″E / 38.16194°N 27.35833°E / 38.16194; 27.35833
CountryTurkey
Provinceİzmir
Government
 • MayorUnknown (CHP)
 • KaymakamAydın Memük
Area
izmir
 • izmir{{Turkey izmir km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Urban
127,101
 • District
138,040
Websitewww.torbali.bel.tr

An ancient Ionian city, Metropolis, is found in the district. It was famous for its wines and religious sites, and had three sanctuaries in marble dedicated to the Roman Emperor Augustus and his foster child Germanicus, in an ancient theatre which dominates the valley.

Pieces of art found during the excavations are now exhibited in İzmir and Ephesus museums. The town has the remains of an old port and a few holiday complexes, and is set attractively against a pine forest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.