General Information

Bolvadin territories generally consist of plains. 40% of territories is used for agricultural activities and the mostly grown crops are derivatives of grain and then orchards also take place in the farms. There are some kinds of oaks, juniper and pine trees in the mountains.

In terms of climate, Bolvadin is a transition area of continental and temperate climates because of its geographical location that is between Aegean region and Central Anatolia region. Generally the summer is dry and hot and the winter is cold and snowy.

While Bolvadin is rich in terms of ground waters, it is poor in terms of stream sources. The only river is Akarçay and it flows into Eber lake. And there are some historical bridges onto Akarçay like Altıgöz, Develi and Kırkgöz bridges.

Eber Lake: It takes place in the south-east of Bolvadin. Sultandağı, Çay and Bolvadin districts have a coast on Eber lake. The lake has a 125 square kilometers surface area and 967 meters elavation from sea level. Floodwaters from Akarçay and Sultan mountains flows into the lake. The canes grown in the lake and fish kinds like carp and pike are the means of living for the nearby villagers.

Bolvadin’s economy mainly based on agriculture and farming, but trade and industry are also developing. Wheat, barley, corn, chickpea, bean, lentil, sugar beet, opium poppy are grown and there are also some fruits like apple, pear, cherry in the farms. Bolvadin also commercializes some industrial products to other cities and countries like enamel kitchen utensils, lumber, tin and some farming commodities like milk cream and Turkish style fermented sausage.

One of the most important industrial enterprises of Bolvadin is Afyon Alkoloid Factory was established in 1981 for trial purposes. It is the sole Alkoloid factory in Turkey. The factory produces about 50-90 tons of opium (morphine, hydrate, codein etc.) per year with its 500 workers and most of this production is exported. The other important industrial enterprise is Avşar Enamel Inc. In the factory 500 workers produce various enamel kitchen utensils and 90% of the products are exported to Europe, Middle East and African countries. Apart from these, there are also lumber, brick, flour and feed factories in Bolvadin. Bolvadin has 4 small towns and 12 villages.

Small towns: Büyükkarabağ, Dişli, Kemerkaya, Özburun

Villages: Derekarabağ, Dipevler, Güney Köy, Hamidiye, Karayokuş, Kurucaova, Kutlu, Nusraltı, Ortakarabağ, Taşağıl, Taşlıdere, Yörükkaracaören

Source: Bolvadin Municipality