Bucak (means “sheltered nook” in Turkish) is the biggest town of Burdur, Turkey. The town’s population was 35,621 at the 2007 census. It was formerly named “Oğuzhan”; the name was changed on 30 May 1926. It is said that the name Oguzhan came from the Oghuz Turks who came to this town initially.

Bucak has good connections to other parts of Turkey. Antalya lies 75 km to the South, Isparta 70 km to North-east and Burdur 40 km to the North-west. Its neighbour towns Celtikci and Aglasun are in the north and Kemer is in the west.

A few historical buildings and houses remain, but most are buildings are modern. There are several historical places remaining such as Cremna antiques, Milyos, Incirhan and Susuz Kervansaray (the last two are Seljukian-age caravan inns).

There are many marble resources around Bucak, and most of the inhabitants deal with marble, which is processed in the marble factories located around Bucak. The processed marble is exported all over the world.

Many entrepreneurs from Bucak built high schools and institutions. Bucak Hikmet Tolunay Vocational Institution, Bucak Zeliha Tolunay Practical Technology and Business Faculty, Bucak Adem Tolunay Science High School, Mehmet Cadil Anatolian Teacher Training High School are some of them.

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