Nevşehir Province

Nevşehir Province (Turkish: Nevşehir ili) is a province in central Turkey with its capital in Nevşehir. Its adjacent provinces are Kırşehir to the northwest, Aksaray to the southwest, Niğde to the south, Kayseri to the southeast, and Yozgat to the northeast. Nevşehir includes the area called Cappadocia - a very popular tourist attraction in Turkey. The famous town of Göreme is also located in Nevşehir.

Cappadocia once included the area now covered by this province. This province is notable for the fairy chimneys of Göreme, the Ortahisar (middle fortress), a number of old churches from the Byzantine period.

Nevşehir Province

Nevşehir ili
Location of Nevşehir Province in Turkey
Location of Nevşehir Province in Turkey
RegionCentral Anatolia
 • Electoral districtNevşehir
 • Total5,467 km2 (2,111 sq mi)
 • Total298,339
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Area code(s)0384
Vehicle registration50


Nevşehir province is divided into 8 districts (capital district in bold):

See also



Fairy chimneys in Ürgüp


Rock formation in Goreme Open Air Museum

Tatlarin 01

A view from Tatlarin, Nevşehir


A historical church in Derinkuyu


  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 38°46′54″N 34°41′17″E / 38.78167°N 34.68806°E


Acıgöl–Nevşehir is a volcano in Turkey with an elevation of 1,689 metres (5,541 ft).

It is a caldera volcano about 7 by 8 km wide and is traversed by the national highway from Acıgöl to Nevşehir.

Ayhanlar Dam

Ayhanlar Dam is a dam in Nevşehir Province, Turkey, built between 1996 and 2000.


Cappadocia (; also Capadocia; Greek: Καππαδοκία, Kappadokía, from Old Persian: Katpatuka, Armenian: Կապադովկիա, Kapadovkia, Turkish: Kapadokya) is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevşehir, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Aksaray, and Niğde Provinces in Turkey.

According to Herodotus, in the time of the Ionian Revolt (499 BC), the Cappadocians were reported as occupying a region from Mount Taurus to the vicinity of the Euxine (Black Sea). Cappadocia, in this sense, was bounded in the south by the chain of the Taurus Mountains that separate it from Cilicia, to the east by the upper Euphrates, to the north by Pontus, and to the west by Lycaonia and eastern Galatia.The name, traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history, continues in use as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage.

Damsa Dam

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

Derinkuyu underground city

The Derinkuyu underground city (Cappadocian Greek: Μαλακοπή Malakopi) is an ancient multi-level underground city in the Derinkuyu district in Nevşehir Province, Turkey. Extending to a depth of approximately 60 metres (200 ft), it is large enough to have sheltered as many as 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia.

Diocaesarea (Cappadocia)

Diocaesarea or Diocaesareia or Diokaisareia (Ancient Greek: Διοκαισάρεια) was a Graeco-Roman town located in ancient Cappadocia near Nazianzus. According to Gregorius of Nazianzus, it was a small place. It is mentioned by Ptolemy and by Pliny the Elder.Its site is located near Til (formerly Kaysar, reflecting the old name) in Asiatic Turkey.

Doyduk Dam

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


Göreme (Turkish: [ˈɟœɾeme]; Ancient Greek: Κόραμα, Kòrama), located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, an historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia and has a population of around 2,000 people.Former names of the town have been Korama, Matiana, Maccan or Machan, and Avcilar. When Göreme Valley nearby was designated an important tourist destination, a "center" for all tourism in Cappadocia, the name of the town was changed to Göreme for practical reasons. Among Göreme's historically important sites are the Bezirhane, Durmus Kadir, Ortahane, and Yusuf Koc churches, in addition to the richly decorated Tokali Kilise, the Apple Church, and a number of homes and pigeon houses carved into the rock formations in the town.

Göreme National Park

Göreme National Park (pronounced [ˈɟœɾeme]; Turkish: Göreme Tarihî Milli Parkı) is a national park in central Turkey. It occupies an area of nearly 100 km2 (39 sq mi) and is located in Nevşehir Province. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 under the name Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. The park features a rocky, water- and wind-eroded landscape with a network of ancient, interconnecting underground settlements.


Hacıbektaş, formerly Karahöyük, is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 11,929 of which 5,169 live in the town of Hacıbektaş. Located in Cappadocia, the district covers an area of 697 km2 (269 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,250 m (4,101 ft), with the highest point being Mt. Kırlangıç at 1,720 m (5,643 ft).

Haji Bektash Veli Complex

The Haji Bektash Veli complex (Turkish: Hacıbektaş Külliyesi) is an Alevi Cultural Monument of the Republic of Turkey, located in Hacıbektaş, Nevshehir province. It was built in the 13th century as a Teqe (dergâh) of the Sufi saint Haji Bektash Veli. After his death, his mausoleum was built here. After the European reforms of the founding father of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the exodus of the Bektashi order to Albania in 1925, the complex was closed declared as museum in 1964. The khanqa of the complex is thought to be the very first "King type" khanqa in Turkey.

Nowadays it is still visited by hundreds of thousands of Alevis, Bektashis and even Sunnis Muslims from Turkey, Albania and the Turkish diaspora in Europe and the Americas alike. Large festivals are held here every August. Since 2012, the Haji Bektash Veli complex is on the World Heritage Sites Tentative list of the UNESCO.

List of populated places in Nevşehir Province

Below is the list of populated places in Nevşehir Province, Turkey by the districts. In the following lists first place in each list is the administrative center of the district.


Nevşehir, formerly Neapolis and Muşkara, is a city and the capital district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. According to the 2010 census, the population of the district is 117,890 of which 85,634 live in the city of Nevşehir. The district covers an area of 535 km2 (207 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 1,224 m (4,016 ft).

Nevşehir (electoral district)

Nevşehir is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects three members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University

Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University (Turkish: Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Üniversitesi), commonly referred to as Nevşehir University, is a public institute of higher education established in 2007 located in Nevşehir, Turkey.

Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport

Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport (IATA: NAV, ICAO: LTAZ) is an airport serving, and located 30 kilometres (19 mi) in the northwest of, Nevşehir, Turkey.

Nevşehir Museum

Nevşehir Museum (Turkish: Nevşehir Müzesi) is in Nevşehir, Turkey

Nevşehir is the provencial center in the region which is the Capadocia of the antiquity and known for its fairy chimneys. The museum at 38°37′41″N 34°43′30″E is on Türbe Street in 350 Evler neighborhood of Nevşehir.The former museum of Nevşehir was in a historical building which served from 1967 to 1987 when a new building was opened as a museum.

In the museum there are two halls one for the archaeology and one for the ethnography.

In archaeology section items of Neolithic, Chalcolithic Bronz, Phrygia, Urartu, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ages are exhibited. There are also some items from Iran, Mesopotamia and Cyprus In ethnography section illumination tools, hand written books, weapons, local clothes hand works, ornaments, kitchen tools are displayed.

Tatlarin Dam

Tatlarin Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works (Turkish: Devlet Su İşleri).


Ürgüp (Greek: Προκόπιο Prokópio, or Cappadocian Greek: Προκόπι Prokópi, Ottoman Turkish: Burgut Kalesi‎) is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located in the historical region of Cappadocia, and near the cave Churches of Göreme. According to 2010 census, the population of the district is 34,372 of which 18,631 live in the town of Ürgüp. The district covers an area of 563 km2 (217 sq mi), and the town lies at an average elevation of 1,043 m (3,422 ft).

Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s largest wine-producing regions, with Urgup as its capital. Uphill from Hotel Surban, the renowned Turasan Winery supplies 60% of Cappadocia’s wines and offers free tours and tastings in its rock-carved wine cellar.

Nevşehir Province of Turkey


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