Isparta Province

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Isparta Province

Isparta ili
Isparta in Turkey.svg
Location of Isparta Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Subregion Antalya
Government
   Electoral district Isparta
Area
  Total8,993 km2 (3,472 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total441,412
  Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0246
Vehicle registration 32

Isparta Province (Turkish : Isparta ili) is a province in southwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Afyon to the northwest, Burdur to the southwest, Antalya to the south, and Konya to the east. It has an area of 8,993 km2 and a population of 448,298 up from 434,771 (1990). The provincial capital is Isparta.

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The province is well known for its apples, sour cherries, grapes, roses and rose products, and carpets. The best fertile lands are in the area named Uluborlu. The province is situated in the Göller Bölgesi (Lakes Area) of Turkey's Mediterranean Region and has many freshwater lakes.

Districts

Isparta province is divided into 13 districts (capital district in bold):

Sites of interest

Kovada Lake and Kızıldağ National Parks, Isparta Gölcüğü, Çamyol and Kuyucak forest recreation areas, Eğirdir oak and Sütçüler forest conservation areas, Eğirdir, Uluborlu and Yalvaç castles, Antiochia in Pisidia and Apollonia antiquity cities, Ertokuş and Dündar Bey old theological schools (medrese), Isparta Hızır Bey, Kutlu Bey, Firdevs Bey, İplik, Eğirdir Hızır Bey, Barla Çaşnigir, Uluğbey Veli Baba mosques, Firdevs Bey Bazaar, Eğirdir Inn (caravansary), Ertokuş Hanı Inn, Baba Sultan Mousoleum, Isparta and Yalvaç Museums.

In 2020, the ancient 10 meters height rock mass of symbolic importance, which was in a village in Yalvaç district, was blown by treasure hunters. [2]

Notable people

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References

  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. Ancient symbolic rocks detonated by treasure hunters in Isparta

Coordinates: 37°57′24″N30°57′39″E / 37.95667°N 30.96083°E / 37.95667; 30.96083