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Aksaray, Turkey

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Aksaray, located in central Turkey, is a vibrant city with a rich history and a growing population. Situated on the edge of the Central Anatolian Plateau, Aksaray is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including the volcanic Mount Hasan and the picturesque Salt Lake.

As of 2021, Aksaray has an estimated population of around 420,000 inhabitants. The city boasts a diverse cultural heritage, blending elements of Turkish, Persian, and Arab influences. The locals, known for their warm hospitality and strong community spirit, have embraced the modernization of their city while cherishing their traditional roots.

Aksaray, like many regions in Turkey, has traditionally relied heavily on fossil fuels to meet its energy demands. The city's energy usage has been predominantly dependent on coal and natural gas, contributing to a significant percentage of its total energy consumption. As of recent estimates, approximately 80% of Aksaray's energy comes from fossil fuels, primarily due to historical decisions made to prioritize the region's industrial growth and economic development.

One of the key factors influencing Aksaray's current energy situation is the presence of coal reserves in the surrounding region. The extraction and utilization of coal for power generation have been prominent due to the ease of access and affordability. Additionally, the proximity to natural gas fields has further reinforced the reliance on fossil fuels for energy production. While these resources have provided cheap and accessible energy, they have also contributed to environmental concerns, including air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.