Denizli is located in the country’s Aegean Region.
Denizli has achieved a remarkable economic development in the last decades based notably on textile production and exports. Having become a vibrant center of manufacturing focused on exportation, Denizli is frequently cited, along with a number of other Turkish cities, as one of the foremost examples of “Anatolian Tigers” in reference to its rapid pace of development.
Denizli also attracts many visitors to the nearby mineral-coated hillside hot spring of Pamukkale, and with red color thermal water spa hotels Karahayıt, just 5 kilometres (3 miles) north of Pamukkale.
The ancient ruined city of Hierapolis, as well as ruins of the city of Laodicea on the Lycus, the ancient metropolis of Phrygia. Also in the depending of Honaz, about 10 mi (16 km) west of Denizli is, what was, in the 1st century AD, the city of Colossae.
The saying goes that Denizli is known for ‘kız’, ‘toz’ and ‘horoz’; respectively, the girls, the dustand the roosters. Resourceful in catchy phraseologies evolving from the folk culture, the region also affirms itself by saying “Denizli’nin horozları bellidir” (the roosters of Denizli make themselves known).