Antalya Province is the centre o Turkey's tourism industry, attractin 30% o foreign tourists visitin Turkey. The province o Antalya corresponds tae the lands o auncient Pamphylie tae the east an Lycia tae the wast. It featurs a shoreline o 657 km (408 mi) wi beaches, ports, an auncient ceeties scattered throughoot, includin the Warld Heritage SteidXanthos. The provincial caipital is Antalya ceety wi a population o 1,001,318.
Antalya is the fastest-growin province in Turkey; wi a 4.17% yearly population growth rate atween years 1990-2000, compared wi the naitional rate f 1.83%. This growth is due tae a fast rate o urbanization, pairticularly driven bi tourism an ither service sectors on the coast.