Characteristics and Distribution of Recreative Activities in the City of Antakya and Its Surroundings

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Doldur H., Nesipoglu O.

JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI, no.44, pp.31-47, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jgeog2021-896150
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-47
  • Keywords: Turkey, Antakya Province, Recreation, Tourism
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


With the job opportunities it has created since the beginning of the 19th century, industrialization has been an effective factor in the migration of unemployed people to cities from rural regions worldwide. As industrial production activities have spread, more people have migrated to urban areas and, in turn, the rapidly increasing population began to cause problems in the cities. In addition to the problem mentioned above, difficulties in production and poor working conditions have given rise to the need for workers to have opportunities of rest and self-renewal. As it is, recreational activities have started to develop in the cities.