Konya Province

Konya Province (Turkish: Konya ili) is a province of Turkey in central Anatolia. The provincial capital is the city of Konya. By area it is the largest province of Turkey. Its traffic code is 42.

The Kızören solar power plant in Konya will be able to produce 22.5 megawatts of electricity in an area of 430,000 square meters.[2]

Konya Province

Konya ili
Location of Konya Province in Turkey
Location of Konya Province in Turkey
RegionWest Anatolia
 • Electoral districtKonya
 • Total38,257 km2 (14,771 sq mi)
 • Total2,205,609
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Area code(s)0332
Vehicle registration42


In 2011 the Konya Metropolitan Municipality had a population close to 1.1 million, out of the 2 million in the Konya Province (76.2% of the population in Konya Province lives in the city, while the remainder live in the villages, sub-districts and districts.) Konya Province has 31 districts, three of which are central districts: Karatay, Meram and Selçuklu.

Language census

Official first language results (1927-1965[3])

Language 1927 1935 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965
Turkish 94.8% 95.3% 96.1% 95.7% 96.6% 98.7% 97.3%
Kurdish 4.2% 4% 3.8% 2.6% 2.9% 1.1% 2.5%
Circassian 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Tatar 0.2% 0.3% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Albanian 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0% 1.5% 0.3% 0% 0.1%


The Konya province is divided into thirty-one districts three of which are actually included in the municipality of Konya city (shown in boldface letters).


Caves in Konya Province are:[4]

See also



Nalçacı Street


Mevlana Square


Dedeman Konya Hotel

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Alaaddin Hill

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Obruk Lake and Obruk Caravansary


The traditional food, Etli ekmek

Yaban koyunuu

The wild sheep on Bozdağ, Konya


  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Company opens Turkey’s ‘largest solar power plant’ in Central Anatolia
  3. ^ Türkiye Nüfus Sayimlarinda Azinliklar. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Konya Mağaraları" (in Turkish). Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı - Yatırım ve İşletmeler Genel Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2017-01-26.

External links

Coordinates: 38°00′48″N 32°41′56″E / 38.01333°N 32.69889°E


Akşehir is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 114,918 of which 63,000 live in the town of Akşehir. The town was known in the Roman and Byzantine empires as Philomelium or Philomelion (Greek: Φιλομήλιον) respectively.

The town is situated at the edge of a fertile plain, on the north side of the Sultan Dagh.

Altınapa Dam

Altınapa Dam is a dam in Konya Province, Turkey, built between 1963 and 1967.

Apa Dam

Apa Dam is a dam in Konya Province, Turkey, built between 1958 and 1962.


Artanada was an inland town of ancient Cilicia and later of Isauria, inhabited during the Roman era.Its site is located near Dülgerler in Asiatic Turkey.


Beyşehir (pronounced [ˈbejʃeˌhiɾ]) is a large town and district of Konya Province in the Akdeniz region of Turkey. The town is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Beyşehir and is marked to the west and the southwest by the steep lines and forests of the Taurus Mountains, while a fertile plain, an extension of the lake area, extends in the southeastern direction. According to 2000 census, the population of the district is 118,144 of which 41,312 live in the town of Beyşehir.


Cybistra or Kybistra (Ancient Greek: τὰ Κύβιστρα) was a town of ancient Cappadocia or Cilicia. Its site is occupied by the modern town of Ereğli in Konya Province, Turkey.Strabo, after mentioning Tyana, says "that not far from it are Castabala and Cybistra, forts which are still nearer to the mountain," by which he means Taurus. Cybistra and Castabala were in that division of Cappadocia which was called Cilicia. Strabo makes it six days' journey from Mazaca to the Pylae Ciliciae, through Tyana, which is about half way; then he makes it 300 stadia, or about two days' journey, from Tyana to Cybistra, which leaves about a day's journey from Cybistra to the Pylae. William Martin Leake observed, "We learn also from the Table that Cybistra was on the road from Tyana to Mazaca, and sixty-four Roman miles from the former." Ptolemy places Cybistra in Cataonia, but he mentions Cyzistra as one of the towns of the Cilicia of Cappadocia, and Mazaca as another. It appears, then, that his Cyzistra corresponds to Strabo's Cybistra, which certainly is not in Cataonia.

When Cicero was proconsul of Cilicia (51/50 BCE), he led his troops southwards towards the Taurus through that part of Cappadocia which borders on Cilicia, and he encamped "on the verge of Cappadocia, not far from Taurus, at a town Cybistra, in order to defend Cilicia, and at the same time hold Cappadocia. Cicero stayed five days at Cybistra, and on hearing that the Parthians were a long way off that entrance into Cappadocia, and were hanging on the borders of Cilicia, he immediately marched into Cilicia through the Pylae of the Taurus, and came to Tarsus. This is quite consistent with Strabo. Whether Cyzistra is really a different place from Cybistra, as some geographers assume, may be doubted.

Derebucak Dam

Derebucak Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Ereğli, Konya

Ereğli is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2009 census, the population of the district is 135,008 of which 95,056 live in the town of Ereğli.

Eşrefoğlu Mosque

Eşrefoğlu Mosque is a 13th-century mosque in Beyşehir, Konya Province, Turkey

It is situated 100 metres (330 ft) north of the Beyşehir Lake

Hadrianopolis (Phrygia)

Hadrianopolis or Hadrianoupolis (Ancient Greek: Ἁδριανούπολις) was a town in ancient Phrygia, built by the emperor Hadrian, between Philomelium and Tyriaeum. It was a bishopric, whose bishop attended the Council of Chalcedon and the Second Council of Constantinople.Its site is located near Doğanhisar in Asiatic Turkey.

Heraclea Cybistra

Heraclea Cybistra (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια Κύβιστρα), or simply Heraclea or Herakleia (Ἡράκλεια), also transliterated as Heracleia, was a town of ancient Cappadocia or Cilicia; located near modern Ereğli in Konya Province, Turkey). It had some importance in Hellenistic times owing to its position near the point where the road to the Cilician Gates enters the hills. It lay in the way of armies and was more than once sacked by the Arab invaders of Asia Minor (by Harun al-Rashid in 806 and al-Ma'mun in 832). Three hours’ ride south is the famous "Hittite" rock relief of a lynx, representing a king (probably of neighbouring Tyana) adoring a god. This was the first "Hittite" monument discovered in modern times (early 18th century, by the Swede Otter, an emissary of Louis XIV).

Isaura Nea

Isaura Nea (Ancient Greek: Ἴσαυρα Νέα), in Latin Isaura Nova, both meaning 'New Isaura', was a town of the Roman and Byzantine era, so called in juxtaposition with the settlement of Isaura Palaea. It also bore the name Leontopolis, and in later days was included in the province of Lycaonia.Along with Isaura Palaea, the city was one of the two major settlements of the region of Isauria (Ἰσαυρία), now southern Turkey, and is identified with Aydoğmuş, formerly Dorla.


Kadınhanı is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 41,844 of which 14,816 live in the town of Kadınhanı.

Konya Ereğli Museum

Konya Ereğli Museum (Turkish: Konya Ereğli Müzesi) is an archaeological and ethnographic museum in Ereğli district of Konya Province, Turkey. Situated in the İstasyon cad (main street of the city), it is operated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Konya Vilayet

The Vilayet of Konya (Ottoman language: ولايت قونيه‎, Vilâyet-i Konya) was a first-level administrative division (vilayet) of the Ottoman Empire in Asia Minor which included the whole, or parts of, the ancient regions of Pamphylia, Pisidia, Phrygia, Lycaonia, Cilicia and Cappadocia.

Laodicea Combusta

Laodicea Combusta (Greek: Λαοδίκεια Κατακεκαυμένη, Laodikeia Katakekaumenê, "Laodicea the Burned") or Laodicea (Greek: Λαοδίκεια), and later known as Claudiolaodicea, was a Hellenistic city in central Anatolia, in the region of Pisidia; its site is currently occupied by Ladik, Konya Province, in Central Anatolia, Turkey.

Laodicea was one of the five cities built by Seleucus I Nicator and named after his mother Laodice. Its surname (Latin: Combusta) is derived by Strabo (from the volcanic nature of the surrounding country), but Hamilton asserts that there is not a particle of volcanic or igneous rock in the neighbourhood, and it may be added that, if such were the case, the town would rather have been called, in Greek, Laodikeia tês katakekaumenês. The most probable solution undoubtedly is that the town was at one time destroyed by fire, and that on being rebuilt it received the distinguishing surname. It was situated to the northwest of Iconium (now Konya), on the high road leading from the west coast to Melitene on the Euphrates. Some ancient authors describe it as situated in Lycaonia and others as a town of Pisidia, and Ptolemy places it in Galatia, but this discrepancy is easily explained by recollecting that the territories just mentioned were often extended or reduced in extent, so that at one time the town belonged to Lycaonia, while at another it formed part of Pisidia. Its foundation is not mentioned by any ancient writer.

Laodicea is at Ladik, and numerous fragments of ancient architecture and sculpture have been found. Visitors in the 19th century described seeing inscribed marbles, altars, columns, capitals, friezes, and cornices dispersed throughout the streets and among the houses and burying grounds. From this it would appear that Laodicea must once have been a very considerable town. It was restored by Claudius and received the name Claudiolaodicea. There are a few imperial coins of Laodicea, belonging to the reigns of Titus and Domitian.

May Dam

May Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Sille Dam

Sille Dam (Turkish: Sille Barajı) is a dam in Konya Province in Turkey.

İvriz Dam

İvriz Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Konya Province of Turkey


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