The history of Kemer district BC. It is known to date back to 690. The ancient city of Phaselis, which is 15 km from Kemer center, was built in BC. It was founded by I. Oleios in 690. The city is known as an important port and trade center in history, although it constantly changes hands. The ruins of the city have survived to the present day. Again, Gedelma Castle has survived from the Roman period to the present day. The ruins of İdropolis in the district center are also found in M.S. It shows that Kemer is an important maritime and trade center since III century. Kemer was conquered by the Turks in the 12th century. Kemer, where nomads started to settle in the early 1900s, has gained the identity of a resettlement since 1910. Kemer became a sub-district in 1968 and a town as a result of the elections in 1986. Kemer district was established with the law numbered 3644, which entered into force by being published in the Official Gazette numbered 29523 on 20.05.1990. Our district governorship started its activities on 26.08.1991.
Geography, Climate Structure and Population
Kemer district center is 43 km from Antalya. is in the west. The county is 46 km in the foothills of the Western Taurus Mountains. It was founded on the long coastline. Surrounded by the Mediterranean in the east and the forest and mountains in the west, the area of our district is 53,483 km². The area of 45,000 hectares of our district is forest. The climate of our district is hot and dry in summers and warm and rainy in winters. The highest altitude in the district center is 15m. dir. It has an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Sea water temperature is 10-12 ºC in winter and 27-29 ºC in summer. These figures mean that you can swim in Kemer for 8 months. It is understood that the total population of the district in 2019 is 46,143 people.
There are three towns in the district, namely Çamyuva, Göynük and Tekirova, and there are four villages: Beycik, Kuzdere, Ovacık and Ulupınar. These municipalities and Ulupınar village were established on the coastal part and the other three villages in the interior. There are four neighborhoods within the borders of Central Kemer Municipality, three neighborhoods in Çamyuva Town, three neighborhoods in Göynük and two neighborhoods in Tekirova Town. In the district as per Law No. 5747; - The legal personality of Belde Town municipality was terminated and transformed into a neighborhood and administratively affiliated first to Konyaaltı District and then to Kemer.
Almost all of the residences and other buildings in our district, which is a tourism region, are reinforced concrete, roofed and regular structures. Property owners care about repairing old buildings and keeping them in good condition. As a result of high income from tourism, housing shortages are experienced due to additional labor and population flow, especially during the tourism season. This has resulted in the rents and real estate prices reaching exorbitant amounts. Despite the fact that social life in our district is quite stable except for the tourism season, it is quite active between May and October due to the tourism season. Touristic facilities, municipalities and various organizations in our district ensure the revival of social life by organizing many activities. As in social life, our district shows differences in business and working life at various times of the year depending on tourism. Business and working life, which stagnates in the winter season, revives between May and October. Kemer from the vicinity and our country - General View 355 From Past to Today Antalya KEMER people from various parts come to our district to work and do seasonal work. Some of our incoming people work as laborers and undertake other jobs in the tourism sector, while some of them are engaged in leasing businesses or trades.
Until the early 1980s, the main livelihoods of our district were agriculture and animal husbandry. Citrus production, pomegranate and greenhouse cultivation were the most important sources of income. With the announcement of our district as a tourism region and development area in 1987, tourism became the main source of income in a short time. With the increase in land prices, many agricultural areas were allocated to touristic activities and the interest in agriculture decreased due to the high income from tourism. Today, agriculture is still carried out on an area of 23,540 decares in the district. However, some of our farmers do not do the necessary maintenance and improvement of their gardens and preserve these areas as land and green areas rather than production. In Kemer, which has a cooperative and ten bank branches, there are no fairs, exhibitions and fairs, except for the Kemer Carnival held in June and the Camyuva Traditional Oil Wrestling Festival in November.
The district economy is based on tourism. The number of enterprises certified by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the district center and its towns is 186. Of these, there are 23 holiday villages, 44 5-star, 31 4-star, 27 3-star, 21 2-star, 2 1-star, 2 Apart Hotels and 36 pensions. In the District Headquarters and Towns, 70 of them are the central branches, the other