Afyonkarahisar Province

Afyonkarahisar Province (Turkish: Afyonkarahisar ili), also called more simply Afyon Province, is a province in western Turkey.

Adjacent provinces are Kütahya to the northwest, Uşak to the west, Denizli to the southwest, Burdur to the south, Isparta to the southeast, Konya to the east, and Eskişehir to the north. The provincial capital is Afyonkarahisar. It covers an area of 14.230 km², and the population is about 706.371 (2014 est).[2]

Afyonkarahisar Province

Afyonkarahisar ili  (Turkish)
Location of Afyonkarahisar Province in Turkey
Location of Afyonkarahisar Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionAegean
SubregionManisa
Provincial seatAfyonkarahisar
Government
 • Electoral districtAfyonkarahisar
Area
 • Total14,230 km2 (5,490 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total725,568
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Area code(s)0272
Vehicle registration03

Districts

Afyonkarahisar province is divided into 18 districts:

Gallery

AfyonBurgberg

Afyonkarahisar castle hill

AyazinGräber

Rock tombs in the village of Ayazin

Afyon-Kocatepe'den Görünüm

Countryside from Kocatepe hill

References

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "ADRESE DAYALI NÜFUS KAYIT SİSTEMİ (ADNKS) VERİ TABANI" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2015-02-10.

External links

Media related to Afyonkarahisar Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°39′06″N 30°40′12″E / 38.65167°N 30.67000°E

Akdeğirmen Dam

Akdeğirmen Dam is a dam in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey, built between 1998 and 2003.

Amorium

Amorium was a city in Phrygia, Asia Minor which was founded in the Hellenistic period, flourished under the Byzantine Empire, and declined after the Arab sack of 838. It was situated on the Byzantine military road from Constantinople to Cilicia. Its ruins and höyük ('mound, tumulus') are located under and around the modern village of Hisarköy, 13 kilometers east of the district center, Emirdağ, Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey.Amorium is the Latinized version of its original Greek name Amorion (Greek: Ἀμόριον). Arab/Islamic sources refer to the city as ʿAmmūriye. Under Ottoman rule the site, which never regained importance, was called Hergen Kale or Hergen Kaleh.

Apamea (Phrygia)

Apamea Cibotus, Apamea ad Maeandrum (on the Maeander), Apamea or Apameia (Ancient Greek: Ἀπάμεια, Ancient Greek: κιβωτός) was an ancient city in Anatolia founded in the 3rd century BC by Antiochus I Soter, who named it after his mother Apama. It was in Hellenistic Phrygia, but became part of the Roman province of Pisidia. It was near, but on lower ground than, Celaenae (Kelainai).

Bolvadin

Bolvadin (Ancient Greek: Πολύβοτον/Πολύβοτος and Latin: Polybotum/Polybotus) is a city and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in Turkey. It covers an area of 1,108 km² and has an altitude of 1,016 m. The population of the district center is 31,387 (2010). The mayor is Fatih Kayacan (Ak Party).

Bolvadin is the largest town in the province apart from the city of Afyon itself, built on a large fertile plain between the mountains of Sultandağ and Emirdağ inland from the Aegean coast.

Bruzus

Bruzus or Brouzos (Ancient Greek: Βρουζος) was a town of ancient Phrygia, in the Phrygian Pentapolis, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times. Druzon, which Ptolemy places among the cities of Phrygia Magna, should be Bruzon.

It was the seat of a bishop; no longer a residential bishopric, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.Its site is located near Karasandıklı in Asiatic Turkey.

Celaenae

Celaenae (Celænæ) or Kelainai (Greek: Κελαιναί), was an ancient city of Phrygia and capital of the Persian satrapy of Greater Phrygia, near the source of the Maeander River in what is today west central Turkey (Dinar of Afyonkarahisar Province), and was situated on the great trade route to the East.

Docimium

Docimium, Docimia or Docimeium (Greek: Δοκίμια and Δοκίμειον) was an ancient city of Phrygia, Asia Minor where there were famous marble quarries.

Eucarpia

Eucarpia or Eukarpia (Ancient Greek: Εὐκαρπία) was a city in Phrygia and a bishopric in the late Roman province of Phrygia Salutaris, in Asia Minor.

Hierapolis (Phrygian Pentapolis)

Hierapolis /ˌhaɪəˈræpəlɪs/ (Ancient Greek: Ἱεράπολις) was a town of the Phrygian Pentapolis in ancient Phrygia, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Koçhisar in Asiatic Turkey.

Metropolis (southern Phrygia)

Metropolis (Ancient Greek: Μητρόπολις) was an ancient town in the southern part of Phrygia, belonging to the conventus of Apamea. That this town is different from the more northerly town of the name in northern Phrygia, is quite evident, even independently of the fact that Stephanus of Byzantium mentions two towns of the name of Metropolis in Phrygia, and that Hierocles. and the Notitiae speak of a town of this name in two different provinces of Phrygia.Modern scholars locate its site near Tatarlı, Afyonkarahisar Province, Asian Turkey.

Otrus

Otrus or Otrous was a town of ancient Phrygia, in the Phrygian Pentapolis, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.It was the seat of a bishop, a notable bishop was Zoticus of Otrous. No longer a residential bishopric, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.Its site is located near Yanık Ören in Asiatic Turkey.

Sandıklı

Sandıklı is a town and a district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It has a population of 60.126 of which 33.144 live in the city centre according to the 2010 census. The mayor is Mustafa Çöl (AKP).

Sandıklı is famed for its marble quarries, its dairy cream kaymak, and its Turkish delight. People also come from all over Turkey to bathe in the hot springs and natural mud baths in the district.

Selevir Dam

Selevir Dam is a dam in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey, built between 1960 and 1964. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Seyitler Dam

Seyitler Dam is a dam in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey, built between 1960 and 1964. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Stectorium

Stectorium or Stektorion (Ancient Greek: Στεκτόριον) was a town of ancient Phrygia, in the Phrygian Pentapolis between Peltae and Synnada, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times. Pausanias believed that Mygdon's tomb was located here.It was the seat of a bishop; no longer a residential bishopric, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.Its site is located near Kocahüyük in Asiatic Turkey.

Synnada in Phrygia

Synnada (Greek: Σύνναδα) was an ancient town of Phrygia Salutaris in Asia Minor. Its site is now occupied by the modern Turkish town of Şuhut, in Afyonkarahisar Province.

Çay

Çay is a town and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. the mayor is Ali Yakut (AKP).

Örenler Dam

Örenler Dam is a dam in Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey, built between 1987 and 1993. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

İhsaniye

İhsaniye is a town and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. The mayor is Halit Aşkar (AKP).

Afyonkarahisar Province of Turkey
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