Eastern Geographical Review
Research Article

Land Capability Classification and Land Use Characteristics of 2018 According to CORINE Data in Yeşilova District (Burdur)


Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi, Fen Edebiyat Fakültesi, Coğrafya Bölümü, Burdur, Türkiye


Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Coğrafya Anabilim Dalı, Burdur, Türkiye

Eastern Geographical Review 2023; 28: 82-93
DOI: 10.5152/EGJ.2023.221430
Read: 453 Downloads: 151 Published: 01 June 2023

Yeşilova is a district of Burdur Province, located in the Lakes Region in the Antalya Section of the Mediterranean Region. With this study, it is aimed to determine the land capability, use, and cover of the district. In addition, geographical factors that affect land use and capability characteristics are also explained. In this study, the land use capability classification of the district is explained by creating in Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Then, using the Coordination of Information on the Environment (CORINE) data of 2018, land use characteristics were determined, and these were mapped and explained. According to these land use data, land use characteristics were determined. According to the results obtained, in the district, flat and slightly sloping areas account for 43.3%, while lands suitable for agricultural activities (I–IV class) constitute 34.6% and lands not suitable for agriculture constitute 52.9%. According to 2018 CORINE data, 24.8% of the district’s lands are agricultural areas, 33.1% are forest and semi-natural areas, 32.9% are water structures, 8.2% are wetlands, and 1% are artificial regions. In the district, which has a rugged and mountainous topography, lacustrine and terrestrial basins also form important areas. These basins are indispensable areas for agricultural activities today. However, these flat and slightly sloping areas have turned into areas that are subject to soil erosion and decreased productivity due to improper land use today.

Cite this article as: Tuncer, K., & Deniz, K. (2023). Land capability classification and land use characteristics of 2018 according to CORINE data in Yeşilova District (Burdur). Eastern Geographical Review, 28(49), 82-93.

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