Mustafapaşa, Nevşehir

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Mustafapaşa is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°35′N 34°56′E / 38.583°N 34.933°E / 38.583; 34.933Coordinates: 38°35′N 34°56′E / 38.583°N 34.933°E / 38.583; 34.933
Country  Turkey
Province Nevşehir Province
District Ürgüp
Elevation 1,163 m (3,780 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,550
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 50420
Area code(s) 0384
Licence plate 50

Mustafapaşa is a town in Nevşehir Province, Turkey.


Mustafapaşa is a town in Ürgüp district of Nevşehir Province. At 38°35′N 34°56′E / 38.583°N 34.933°E / 38.583; 34.933 it is situated to the west of Gomeda valley. Its distance to Ürgüp is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) and to Nevşehir is 27 kilometres (17 mi). The population of Mustafapaşa was 1550 as of 2011 [1]


Former name of Mustafapaşa during the Ottoman Empire era was Sinasos. It had a mixed population. Greeks and Karamanlides (Turkish speaking Christians) constituted the majority of the population and Muslim Turks constituted the rest. Although situated far from the seas Sinasiotes (Greeks from Sinasos) who temporarily migrated to İstanbul, were known to be the traders of seafood and especially caviare. The small town had many eloborate houses by the wealth from İstanbul.[2] In 1924 however by the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey agreement, Greeks and Karamanlides left the town for Nea Sinasos a town in the northern part of the island of Euboea in Greece. They were replaced by Bulgarian Muslims and Turks from Kastoria, a town in northern Greece. During the exchange years the town lost its former prosperity.


The town economy was used to depend on agriculture. But the town is a part of Capadocia, a touristic region of Turkey known for fairy chimneys and medieval rock carved churches. Now touristic hotels are being built around the town. A further expectation is thermal tourism [3]


  1. ^ Statistical Institute page
  2. ^ Mayor's page (Turkish)
  3. ^ Nevşehir newspaper