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Derbent (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Derbent, current and former versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 6 January 2018

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Presentation of Derbent

The municipality of Derbent (4,345 inhabitants in 2016; 33,345 ha) is located 50 km north-west of Konya.

Ivan Sache, 13 January 2018

Flag of Derbent

The flag of Derbent (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality". The former flag of Derbent (photo, photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem.

The emblem recalls the new ski center to be established in Derbent. The mountain in the background is shaped like the "A" of "Aladağ".
A new ski center, which is currently under construction on the Aladağ Mountain in the central Anatolian province of Konya’s Derbent district, is set to open as the longest in Turkey with a 30-kilometer ski track. Works have been continuing for the establishment of the center on Aladağ, which is located on an altitude of 2,385 meters 50 kilometers away from the city center and four kilometers away from Derbent. During winter months, the mountain usually experiences snowfalls that reach two meters in height.
The facility has not yet opened, but ski lovers are currently enjoying skiing at the center of the steppe, where the facility will be located.

Hamdi Acar, the mayor of Derbent, said the facility would be built on a 2-million-square-meter field, and at first, two ski tracks would be established on 2,350 and 1,900 meters of altitude. “There will be 15 tracks spanning an area of 30 kilometers. Their length will be in various sizes between 1,500 and 2,000 meters. The center has features that will make it one of the top five ski centers in Turkey.
The snow has crystal structure here; this is very important. It is also advantageous in terms of its slopes and proximity to Konya’s city center. The mountain is covered completely with grass and tragacanth [milkvetch, _Astragalus spp._], so it maintains the snow and makes skiing easy. The center will have a capacity of at least 15,000 people in its social facilities. We will extend the field stage-by-stage and people will be able to ski in every category. The first stage is set to open on Dec. 17,” he added.
[Hürriyet Daily News, 27 January 2017]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 13 January 2018