Alanya Municipality was founded in 1872. Ahmet Asim Bey, the first mayor, began his duty in 1901. Since then Alanya Municipality has always developed day by day and worked for the welfare of public.
With the arrival of German tourists in the 60’s, Alanya hosted its first tourists. In the following years, firstly there showed up b&bs, then did motels and hotels. Doing agriculture and tourism successfully at the same time, Alanya, with the public’s sincere and friendly relationships, is held up as an example by all the touristic vicinities of Turkey.
Alanya Municipality, cooperating with civil society organizations such as Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Alanya(ALTSO), Tourism Introduction Foundation of Alanya(ALTAV), Touristic Managerships Institution of Alanya(ALTİD), Environmental Peace and Cooperating Cultural Association of Alanya(ALKOD) and with chambers of merchants, is brightening the future of the town.
Alanya Municipality has also drawn attention with the sister cities it has on Europe. By reciprocal acts of parliments, Germany’s Gladbeck, Austria’s Schwechat, Poland’s Wodzislaw, Lithuania’s Trakai, Latvia’s Talsi, Sweden’s Boras, China’s Fushun, Hungary’s Keszthely, Greece’s Nea Ionia, Finland’s Rovaniemi, Czech Republic’s Spindleruv Mlyn and Russia’s Moscow cities are regarded as sister cities.