Çumra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Çumra
District
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Çumra is located in Turkey
Çumra
Çumra
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°34′N 32°46′E / 37.567°N 32.767°E / 37.567; 32.767
Country  Turkey
Province Konya
Government
 • Mayor Yusuf Erdem (MHP)
Area[1]
 • District 2,217.79 km2 (856.29 sq mi)
Elevation 1,020 m (3,350 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 30,180
 • District 64,126
 • District density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 42xxx
Area code(s) 0332
Licence plate 42
Website www.cumra.gov.tr

Çumra is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 104,576 of which 42,308 live in the town of Çumra.[3][4]

Çumra town[edit]

The town of Çumra is at 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.57500°N 32.77472°E / 37.57500; 32.77472Coordinates: 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.57500°N 32.77472°E / 37.57500; 32.77472 at an altitude of 1,020 m. It is an important stop on the Istanbul to Baghdad railway. It is central to the 500 km²/120,000 acre Çumra irrigation zone, in the Konya plain, that was established in 1912.[5]

History[edit]

Neolithic (c. 8000 BC) archaeological discoveries have been found at Çatalhöyük.[6]

In the 12th century the Konya plain experienced its second great cultural period, when the city became the capital of the Seljuk Turks.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  5. ^ PlanetWare.com - Çumra, Turkey
  6. ^ a b Eskinazi.com - Central Anatolia

References[edit]

External links[edit]