• Population: 2232374
  • Universities: 5
  • Airport: 1
  • Train Station: 1
  • Plate Code: 42


Konya, the largest province in terms of land area and is the seventh most populous city in Turkey. It consists of 31 districts. Konya City Population: It is 2.232.374. Traffic license plate number is 42. Konya Municipality, which was established in 1875, has gained the status of "metropolitan" in accordance with the law numbered 3399 in 1987, and municipal services have been carried out since 1989. With the law numbered 6360 in 2014, the borders of the metropolitan municipality became the provincial civil borders.

One of the economically developed cities of Konya, Turkey is also important natural and historical richness. Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest settlements in the world, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2012. Karamanoğulları capital of the Anatolian Seljuks and yapmıştır.türkiye city's most important industrial city. It is one of the Anatolian Tigers. The city's football team is İttifak Holding Konyaspor. Its local dishes are Etliekmek, Okra Soup, Mevlana pastry, Fat Nut, Tiriti, Konya Pilaf, Between Sac and Firin Kebab. The icons of Konya are the Mevlana Museum (Kubbe-i Hadra), the double-headed eagle.


Mevlana'nın izinde: Konya - Gökhan GÜNAY | Köşe Yazıları

Konya; It is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia.

The history of the settlement in Konya goes back to prehistoric (prehistoric) ages.

It is understood by researches that a settlement center was established in the region between 6000-5000 BC.

It was named as “Iconium” in ancient times.

Çatalhöyük, which is the oldest and most developed neolithic era settlement center found to date, is within the borders of Konya. Çatalhöyük is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Throughout history, Hittites, Phrygians, Roman and Byzantine, remained under the domination of Great Seljuk and Anatolian Seljuk States. Conquered by Suleyman Shah, the ruler of the Seljuk State, Konya entered the domination of this state after the Anatolian Seljuk State was established.

The Anatolian Seljuk state, which was founded in 1074 and whose capital is Iznik, was lost to Iznik after the 1st Crusade, and the capital was moved to Konya. The city, which has developed day by day after being the capital and decorated with many architects, has become one of the most developed cities of Anatolia in a short time.

The city, which has been the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk State for many years, came under the rule of the Karaman sons Principality in 1277 and passed under the Ottoman rule after Fatih Sultan Mehmet ended the Karamanoğlu Principality. Fatih Sultan Mehmet founded Karaman State as the fourth state in 1470 and made its center in Konya.

In the 17th century, the borders of Karaman State expanded, and its name changed during the Tanzimat period and took the name Konya Province. During the Ottoman Empire, Hz. Mevlana's tomb was renewed. In addition, various investments were made in Konya during the reign of Selim II. During the reign of Abdülhamit the railway was brought.

Especially in 1901, the development of the city gained momentum with the appointment of Ferit Pasha, Avlonya, as the governor of Konya. The city, which was occupied for a very short time after the First World War, was not subjected to any foreign country occupation. The commercial sector of Konya has developed since ancient times due to its geographical location, and it has witnessed intensive commercial activities as a province where important caravan routes have passed during the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.

Today, Konya, 40813.52 km² and is one of the important cities of the Republic of Turkey with a population of over 2 million. It had the metropolitan status in 1989. It continues its development with the central districts of Selçuklu, Meram and Karatay.


Etliekmek to, very popular in bakeries or restaurants in Konya Konya and other cities of Turkey are applied much more beautiful. In Konya, restaurants of foreign origin, a few months after opening, advertisements such as "Our Etliekmek service has started" are displayed. No meal can compete with meat meats in Konya.

Etliekmek, 180 gr. dough, 100 gr. meat, 100 gr. it consists of vegetables. Meat is used from the rib and gap part of heifer meat. Meat is kneaded with a mixture of tomatoes, green peppers, onions, parsley and salt. Konya meat should not exceed 90 cm in length and 20 cm in width.

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