Kahta is a large district of Adıyaman Province of Turkey. Population 68,000.

Kahta is a small town in attractive countryside at the foot of Nemrut Dağı and has a thriving business providing food, accommodation (and nowadays internet cafes) and transport (in the form of shared taxis or minibuses) to people visiting the mountain. Most businesses in the town are named after Zeus, Nimrod or other figures from mythology. The food found here includes grilled carp and trout.

Despite the extra income from tourism this is still an impoverished rural area and the winters especially are cold and hard in these mountains. People are poor, families of 10-12 children are common, schools lack books or stationery, winter school uniforms are expensive. Since the 1970s in the face of these conditions many families from Kahta have migrated to the cities of western Turkey.

Places of interest

*Nemrut Dağı - now a national park, famous for the antique statuary on the summit, dating back to the Commagene kingdom.
*Karakuş hill, with a large statue of an eagle.
*Kahta castle
*Cendere the Roman bridge.

Famous residents

* The local singer and entertainer Kahtali Mıçı

Districts of Turkey

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