Gediz River Delta


Gediz Delta
Locationİzmir Province, Turkey
Nearest cityİzmir
Coordinates
Area14,900 ha (58 sq mi)
Governing bodyMinistry of Agriculture and Forestry
Official nameGediz Delta
Designated15 April 1998
Reference no.945[1]

The Gediz Delta is the river delta at the confluence of the Gediz River with the Gulf of İzmir, in İzmir Province in western Turkey. It is a 14,900 ha area of land that occupies coastal parts of Foça, Menemen, and Çiğli districts.[2] It is one of the largest areas of coastal wetlands in Turkey and has a biodiversity of plants and birds.[2] It is a Ramsar site since 1998 and an Important Bird Area since 2000.[1][3] It is 26 km from İzmir city center.[2]

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Flora and fauna


The delta is home to more than 250 bird species and hosts approximately 80,000 birds in winter.[2] It provides shelter for 10% of the world's flamingo population.[4]

History


Remains of the former Ionian town of Leucae is located on the delta.[2]

Economy


Çamaltı Salt Pan, which is located on the delta, provides one third of Turkey's salt production.[2]

References


  1. ^ a b "Gediz Delta" . Ramsar Sites Information Service. Archived from the original on 27 February 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands" (PDF). Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Gediz Delta" . BirdLife International. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Gediz Deltası" (in Turkish). Doğa Derneği. Retrieved 16 May 2020.







Categories: Ramsar sites in Turkey | Important Bird Areas of Turkey | Landforms of İzmir Province | Landforms of the Mediterranean Sea | River deltas of Asia | Gulf of İzmir | Çiğli District | Foça District | Menemen District




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