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Location of Karaman Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Karaman|
|• Governor||Mehmet Alpaslan Işık|
|• Total||9,163 km2 (3,538 sq mi)|
|• Density||27/km2 (71/sq mi)|
Karaman Province (Turkish : Karaman ili) is a province of south-central Turkey. It has an area of 9,163 km2. It has a population of 232,633 (2010 est). According to the 2000 census the population was 243,210. Population density is 27.54 people/km2. The traffic code is 70. The capital is the city of Karaman. Karaman was the location of the Karamanid Beylik, which came to an end in 1486.
Karaman province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):
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Ardıçkaya is a village in Ermenek district of Karaman Province, Turkey. It is situated in a high plateau of Taurus Mountains at. Distance to Ermenek is 56 kilometres (35 mi) and to Karaman is 200 kilometres (120 mi). The population of the town is around 1700 as of 2010. The name of the town refers to junipers around the village. The old name of the village is Nadire.
Kisecik is a small belde (town) in the central district (Karaman) of Karaman Province, Turkey. The town is situated to the west of the Karadağ Mountain at. The distance to Karaman is 35 km (22 mi). The population of the town is 759 as of 2011 The name of the town means " poor" in older Turkish, because the earliest inhabitants were nomads. The town was founded as a result of an operation of the Ottoman Empire government to settle the nomadic tribes in 1887. The government settled the Turkmen tribe named Sarıkeçili in the Kisecik. In 1991 the settlement was declared a seat of township. The main crops of the town are cereals, legume and sugarbeet.
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Eminler is a village in the central district (Karaman) of Karaman Province, Turkey. Atit is situated to the west of Karadağ, an excint volcano. Its distance to Karaman is 22 kilometres (14 mi). The population of the village was 135 as of 2011. A tumulus in the village indicate that the village was an ancient settlement which was abandoned. The present village was founded by Circassians from the Caucasus after the ethnic cleansing of Circassians by the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century. The main economic activities of the village are agriculture and animal breeding. Main crops are cereals.
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Çamlıca is a village in Karaman Province, Turkey
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