Kâhta is a large district of Adıyaman Province of Turkey. Population 63,216 (as of 2010).Kâhta is a small town in attractive countryside at the foot of Nemrut Dağı and has a thriving business providing food, accommodation (and nowadays internet cafes) and transport (in the form of shared taxis or minibuses) to people visiting the mountain. Most businesses in the town are named after Zeus, Nimrod or other figures from mythology. The food found here includes grilled carp and trout.
Despite a growing tourism industry, this area is still classified as a developing rural region. The winters are especially cold and hard in these mountains. People are poor, families of 6-7 children are common, school books are provided by the government, and winter school uniforms are expensive.