Isparta Province

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Isparta Province
Isparta ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Isparta Province in Turkey
Location of Isparta Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Area
 • Total 8,993 km2 (3,472 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 448,298
 • Density 50/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.

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[edit]

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

Sites of interest[edit]

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.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

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Coordinates: 37°57′24″N 30°57′39″E / 37.95667°N 30.96083°E / 37.95667; 30.96083