Afyon

Afyon

Afyonkarahisar (Turkish pronunciation: [afjonkaɾahiˈsaɾ], Turkish: afyon "poppy, opium", kara "black", hisar "fortress"[3]) is a city in western Turkey, the capital of Afyon Province. Afyon is in mountainous countryside inland from the Aegean coast, 250 km (155 mi) south-west of Ankara along the Akarçay River. Elevation 1,021 m (3,350 ft). Population (2010 census) 173,100 [4] In Turkey, Afyonkarahisar stands out as a capital city of thermal and spa,[5] an important junction of railway, highway and air traffic in West-Turkey,[6] and the grounds where independence had been won.[7] In addition, Afyonkarahisar is one of the top leading provinces in agriculture,[8] globally renown for its marble[9] and globally largest producer of pharmaceutical opium.[10]

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