General Information About Uşak
Usak City, located on the Aegean Region of Turkey on the crossroads of Central Anatolia meets Western Turkey. Usak city is situated at a distance of 210 km (130 mi) from Izmir, the region's principal metropolitan center and port city. Benefiting from its location at the crossroads of the Central Anatolian plateau and the coastal Aegean Region, and from a climate and agricultural production incorporating elements of both of these zones, Usak has also traditionally had a strong industrial base. Usak was the first city in Turkey to have an urban electricity network, and the first city where a collective labor relations agreement was signed, during the Ottoman era, between leather industry employees and workers. It was here that the first factory of Republican Turkey, a sugar refinery, was set up through a private sector initiative among local businessmen. The tradition of industriousness continues today around two industrial zones.
The best way to get around Usak and the surrounding area is to hire a car. But you can also use public transportation or walk along the streets. Below you may find advantages and disadvantages of most popular ways getting around in Usak and area nearby.
Getting around Usak is also easy using the Dolmus (a small minibus) or public buses. The Dolmus runs frequently and can is available on all key routes. Running every 10 minutes, all you need to do is to wave and it will stop and let you get on. Prices are low approx. 1$ per person.
As everywhere around the world, you can use a taxi in Usak. All taxis in Turkey are equipped with taximeters but after midnight we recommend to ask driver the cost before the trip as the cost may be higher in comparison to daytime.
Usak has a rich nature with wide of mountings views. Picnic spots in the pine grove, play areas, restaurants and recreational facilities are available and the road to the area is covered in asphalt make an easy transportation.
The pine trees located in the foothills of Mount Murat is a natural wonder and a beautiful are to escape from the stress of the day.
Another land of mystery… the Ulubey Canyon, 75 km in length and the 2nd biggest canyon in the world… This canyon in the depth of nature is a beauty worth to be seen.
Usak has a continental Mediterranean climate with cold, wet and regularly snowy winters and hot, long and dry summers.
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About Sports in Usak
The canyons within the border of Ulubey province of Usak City are only some of the main nature beauties and wonder of nature which has a great potential of nature and natural horse riding, hiking tourism and outdoor activities for the visitors and sightseeing.
Murat Mountain provides a great racecourse for bicycle riding, and the haunting which is being supported by the hunting tourism are also some other alternative outdoor activities of this amazing area.
The Cirit / Jereeed (a traditional Turkish equestrian sport) is being memorized by the international contest and competition being held in this location every year.
Plateaus carnivals and festivals are quite significant to improve the nature and plateau tourism of the region.