Civril is 110 km (68 mile) far to Denizli . Civril is a town and district of Denizli Province in the inner Aegean region of Turkey. Civril district area neighbors those of two districts of Usak Province to its north, namely Sivasli and Karahalli, and four districts of Afyonkarahisar Province from the north-east to the south which are, clockwise, Sandıkli, Dinar, Dazkiri and Dazkiri, and to its south-west, three districts of the same province as itself depending Denizli. These last three are Bekilli, Cal and Baklan.

It is the most populated district of the province after Denizli center and is situated on a plain to the northeast of the city of Denizli, being actually closer to the neighboring provincial seat of Usak.

The population of the district center is 17,989 and the whole district (including the rural area) is 61,815.

The weather is dry and hot in summer, cold in winter. The villagers of Civril are mostly occupied with growing the district’s well-known tasty apples. Many more migrated to work in Germany and other European countries in the 1960s. Thus Civril has a number of wealthy citizens living abroad or in Istanbul and in summer is populated with returning families for holiday. But in general this is a typical quiet rural Anatolian district.

During an excavation carried out by the British achaeologists Prof. Seton Lloyd and Prof. James Mellaart between 1953 and 1959 at Beycehoyuk, 6 km (4 mile) south of the town of Civril, several artefacts dating back to the Copper Age (circa 3000 BC) were found. It is assumed that Beycehoyuk was the centre of the Arzawa kingdom, contemporaries of the Hittite Empire. Later on Phrygians, Carians, Lydians, Persians and Macedonians passed through the region during recorded history but left very few traces.

It is assumed that the relics of raiders and chariots in mounds and on rocks found at Yavuzca farm, 20 km (12 mi) from Civril, date back to the Phrygians in whose time the most notable settlement here was called Eumeneia. A tomb located on Beycehoyuk dates from Seljuk era.

A village depending Sandikli until the 1880s, Civril gained importance once it became the terminus of a branch of the İzmir-Dinar railway which reached here in 1889. The railway was later extended from Dinar further east to Egirdir in 1912. Civril continued to grow by becoming a township with its own municipality in 1892 and a district center in 1910, attached at first to Afyonkarahisar and to Denizli after 1925. The railway line was closed in 1988 and the transportation relies today on intercity buses.

Civril district area is notable by the large size within its boundaries of Lake Isikli, a freshwater lake which is an important fishing reserve and recreational are for its region, aside from being one of the sources of Büyük Menderes River. The lake lies at an altitude of 821 m and its area is 73 square kilometres. Its waters are also used for irrigation for the surrounding agricultural lands. It is an important site for breeding waterbirds and large numbers of wintering wildfowl. It has been proposed as an Important Bird Area

The lake is at about 20 km (12 mile) south of Civril and extends in Civril Plain. It is fed by streams from further east. Another stream, Isikli Stream, in its turn, departs from the lake to join later Buyuk Menderes River.

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