(Lake Head) gets its name from the three lakes nearby. Starting out as a small
village Gölbaşı grew quite rapidly due to being strategically located
on the İstanbul-Malatya railroad. It became a district (ilçe) in 1958 in
the province of Adıyaman.
husbandry and vineyards play an important role in the regions economy,
although more recently pistachio nuts have also gained importance. About 26
percent of the district is forested.
region is popular as a vacation and resting place for the locals due to its
lakes. There are no major industries in the city although, recently light
industry like machine and repair shops have gained some prominence.
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