It is a pretty town leaning on Söğüt Mountains which is connected to the city center by 129 km road. Başmakçı, which is 23 km away from Afyonkarahisar-Burdur highway, became a district in 1988. There are currently 13 villages and 1 town. The area is 369 km².
Isparta, Kula Ladik, Hereke type of carpet weaving, cultivation of roses, lavender, bird of paradise, famous for its chicken farms and Acıgöl Başmakçı, Turkey is the center of the egg market. It is not known exactly when and by whom the district was founded. It is said that the cavalry feeds their horses and uses the land as barley because of the plain and green area of the district. As shoemaking is advanced in the region, it is rumored that the suvari had their boots made here, so the name of the district was taken from the word Başmakçı which means ‘shoes and boots’. It was founded as a collective settlement center between 1200-1300 years ago and remained under the rule of Eti, Lydia, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman and it is 470 years old according to the known written history of Hacı Ahmet Hafız.
Acıgöl, which is located in the south west of the district, is a bird paradise worth seeing with its endangered flamingo birds, crane, swan, pelican, meke, cormorant, wild duck, goose and various bird species.