Burdur City Guide

Burdur City Guide

Burdur is a rich city in terms of culture and history, because it is at the crossroads of the roads connecting Central and Western Anatolia to the Mediterranean and at the intersection of the region that has hosted important civilizations. Today, Burdur is an important agricultural and livestock city with 270.000 population  today. If you don’t have big expectations, it offers you all the possibilities you expect from a small city. It is small and calm. You can walk everywhere in the city center. But its historical and natural beauties promise a lot compared to such a small city. On the other hand, Salda Lake is the most important symbol of Burdur. Every year, thousands of people visit this amazing natural beauty from different cities or countries of the world.

Check out the most comprehensive Burdur city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Burdur” or “How to get to Burdur ?” in this guide.

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)




38 / km2

0,32 %

7,174 km2




12,933 $

After city center, Bucak is the biggest and most developed district of Burdur with 65.000 population. The district has some important industrial businesses.

The districts of Burdur are Ağlasun, Altınyayla, Bucak, Çavdır, Çeltikçi , Gölhisar , Karamanlı, Kemer, Tefenni and Yeşilova. You will find detailed information for all districts of Burdur in this guide.

Short History of Burdur

The arrival of the Turks to the Burdur Region, which was called Pisidia in the ancient period, is based on the 1071 Malazgirt Victory. Today’s Burdur lands were added to the Ottoman lands by Yıldırım Beyazıt in 1391. After establishing of Republic of Turkey, Burdur has become a province in 1923.

Accommodation in Burdur will be important if you are not resident in this city. There are only a few hotels in different parts of the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Burdur or real estate for rent in Burdur , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Burdur, the prices of houses for sale increased by 13.69% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 125 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Burdur for housing were Gölhisar, Bucak, Ağlasun in descending order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Burdur ? In Burdur , there are 7 state hospitals and 2 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

Road Transportation

Burdur; It is the province that provides highways connection between Central Anatolia, Aegean and Mediterranean Regions. Since it is very close to the Ankara – Antalya highway, you can find direct bus services from many major cities.

Air Transportation

There is no airport within the provincial borders of Burdur. But there are other airports that are very close to this city. The closest of these is Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport. It is only 30 kilometers from Burdur city center, at most half an hour.

Salda Lake is a great opportunity for those who want to go to the Maldives but cannot. The lake started to be very popular on social media at the last years and many visitors started to visit this amazing natural beauty from many cities or countries. Of course, there are a lot of places to visit in Burdur. The construction date of the Ulu Mosque, located in Burdur’s Pazar district, is in the 1300s. As it witnessed the Seljuk State and Principalities period in Anatolia, it is a valuable part of our history, which has survived until today thanks to new repairs. Insuyu Cave, located in the Dairy village of Burdur, astounds those who see it. This cave, which is a natural formation, dates its formation to thousands of years ago. Due to its calcareous nature, various ions have been mixed into the cave water. Susuz Caravanserai, located in Susuz village of Bucak district of Burdur province, was built during the Anatolian Seljuk State and its history dates back to the 13th century.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Burdur” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Burdur” questions in this guide.

There are only one state university located in Burdur named as Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.


Enes Sahin

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