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Ortaca Turkey

Ortaca - Turkey Ortaca is a town and district of Muğla Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Formerly a township dependant on Köyceğiz administratively, it was made into a separate district in 1987. Apart from Ortaca district center, there is one depending township with its own municipality which is Dalyan. Members of the Teke tribe of nomads were known as the first founders of what is now Ortaca. Ortaca is a typical Turkish working-class town with an economy based on agriculture. Ortaca derives benefit from the fertility of this plain and its economy largely depends on Oranges (portakal), Lemons (limon), pomegranates (nar), tomatoes (domates), peppers (açi biber) and cotton (pamuk). It lies midway between Dalaman and Dalyan, Sarıgerme is just a few kilometers to the south, and Gökbel is about 8 kilometers distant. The name Ortaca literally means "the town in the middle", possibly a reference to its location in the middle of the surrounding plain and because it is indeed - a regional hub geographically, administratively, and logistically. Generally when traveling to and from destinations like Fethiye, Göcek, Marmaris, Dalyan and other destinations served by Dalaman Airport you will either pass through or initiate your trip from the Ortaca Otocar (bus station). This is where you will board mini-buses for local transportation as well as find a large long-distance bus for more distant locations. The Ortaca Otocar has ticketing offices for the major bus companies that serve the south coast.

Founded in the 1994-1995 academic year, Ortaca Vocational School provides training in six programmes; two administrative and four technical. Administrative programmes aim to satisfy the need for qualified staff in catering, travelling and hosting sectors especially around the region, whereas technical programmes are designed taking into account the local agriculture sectors. Currently, Ortaca Vocational School continues its educational activities with over 20 academic staff, serving over 1,000 students. It is compulsory for all programmes to complete an industrial training period of total 60 days before graduation. More about this school can be found at Muğla University website. (English)

Ortaca is served by Dalaman International Airport.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Muğla
Beach: No
Marina: No
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Dalaman International Airport
English language website: ortaca-information.com
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