The Katrancık Mountains are located in the Aegean region of Turkey, especially in the province of Burdur. It is known for its rugged terrain with steep slopes, narrow valleys and numerous peaks. The range is also home to a variety of plant and animal species, including several endemic species endemic to the area.
The average elevation of Katrancık Mountains is around 2000 meters. Kestel Mountain is the highest point of the mountain range with an altitude of 2328 meters. Bozdag Hill at 2269 meters, Beşparmak Mountain at 2028 meters and Koru Mountain at 2124 meters are other high points in the mountains. The region where Kestel Mountain is located has steep slopes.
The general vegetation of the mountains is covered with forests. The population is predominantly juniper and pine trees. In addition, oak species, red pine, holly oak are also found in the mountains. Among the dwarf tree groups, blackthorn, creeping dwarf juniper, blackberry and arbutus trees are found at various points of the mountains.
The western slopes of the mountains have been deeply divided by the streams arising from here. Ridges were formed between these streams, which are the tributaries of Bozçay. The mountains also contain many lakes and streams. For this reason, the soils in the region are very fertile. Agricultural areas are wide in the plains at the foot of the mountain. At the same time, there are plateaus at the high points of the mountains. Hatip Plateau, Kocayayla, Deli İbrahim Plateau, Kuşbaba Plateau are located on the mountain range. Transhumance activities continue as there is plenty of water in these plateaus located at the high points of the mountains.
Katrancık Mountains are also a frequently used area for nature sports. The different tracks in the mountains are the reason why it is preferred for mountaineering activities. At the same time, water resources in the mountains and suitable camping areas are also effective reasons for those who want to camp. It is a popular destination for nature lovers, with opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking. The area is also known for the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.
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