Facts and Data
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Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 37 ha
- Buffer zone: 111 ha
Two hills form the 37 ha site on the Southern Anatolian Plateau. The taller eastern mound contains eighteen levels of Neolithic occupation between 7400 bc and 6200 bc, including wall paintings, reliefs, sculptures and other symbolic and artistic features. Together they testify to the evolution of social organization and cultural practices as humans adapted to a sedentary life. The western mound shows the evolution of cultural practices in the Chalcolithic period, from 6200 bc to 5200 bc. Çatalhöyük provides important evidence of the transition from settled villages to urban agglomeration, which was maintained in the same location for over 2,000 years. It features a unique streetless settlement of houses clustered back to back with roof access into the buildings.
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Medium airport - 26 mi (42 km) Gazipaşa Airport
Medium airport - 99 mi (160 km) Nevşehir Kapadokya International Airport
Large airport - 120 mi (194 km) Antalya International Airport
Large airport - 123 mi (199 km) Süleyman Demirel International Airport
Large airport - 135 mi (218 km) Afyon Airport
Medium airport - 141 mi (228 km) Adana Airport
Large airport - 143 mi (230 km) Esenboğa International Airport
Large airport - 170 mi (275 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.