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Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 kilometers or 59 miles to the south from the region's largest metropolitan center of İzmir, and 71 kilometers or 44 miles from the provincial seat of Aydın situated inland. Its primary industry is tourism. Her neighbours are Germencik district from northeast, Söke one from southeast, Aegean Sea from west and Selçuk district from north. The city stands on a bay in the Aegean with the peninsula of Guvercin Ada sticking out into the sea at one end, and the mountain of Kaz Dağı behind it. It is 95 kilometers or 59 miles south of İzmir, the region's largest metropolitan center. The Öküz Mehmet Pasha Caravanserai is near the docks. It was built in 1618 as a strong-room for the goods of seamen. Guvercin Ada - the peninsula at the end of the bay has a castle and swimming beaches, including a private beach and cafe with a view back across the bay to the harbour of Kuşadası. There are public beaches at the back of the peninsula towards the open sea. The Yavansu fault line passes 7 kilometers or 4.3 miles southeast of the city of Kuşadası.
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