Cal is 65 km (40 mile) far to Denizli . Cal is a town and a district of Denizli Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Cal district area occupies a central position in the northern part of its province and neighbors the central district of Denizli to the south-west and the district areas of Guney to the west and Honaz to the south. To the east of Cal district lies clockwise the districts of Bekilli, Civril and Baklan.

The town of Cal is located 64 km (40 mi) north-east of the provincial seat of Denizli and is situated on a rocky hilltop overlooking a plain traced by Buyuk Menderes River. The town lies at an altitude of 850 m. The population of the town is 3946 and the whole district is 22,249.

Roman remains have been found in the area. Hancalar Bridge over Menderes River, at the level of the township of the same name, situated between Cal and Bekilli, is reminiscent of Roman bridges by its style, while the builder remains unknown. It was repaired and restored several times during the Ottoman era. The first Turks in the area were the Seljuk Turks in 1072, who settled in all parts of the present-day Denizli Province, including Cal.

The area is largely agricultural and is known especially for its vineyards. The local grape variety Calkarası and grown intensively and takes its name from the district. Cal also has an annual wine festival. There is also a cement factory, a fruit-juice factory and various cold-stores for fruit.

A notable sight of interest are the waterfalls near the depending village of Sakizcilar, on the slopes of the Mount Cal (Caldagi) and at a distance of about 40 km (25 mile) when coming from Pamukkale. Water of a stream that later joins Menderes River fall from 50 meters high at this locality and the whole area is covered with forests, making it a notable natural site. It is also a large trout farm. The falls are alternatively called “Yesildere Falls” or “Aglayan Kaya” (the weeping stone)

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