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Şarkikaraağaç is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°04′49″N 31°21′57″E / 38.08028°N 31.36583°E / 38.08028; 31.36583Coordinates: 38°04′49″N 31°21′57″E / 38.08028°N 31.36583°E / 38.08028; 31.36583
Country  Turkey
Province Isparta
District Şarkikaraağaç
 • Mayor İsa Çarkacı
 • Kaymakam Okan Leblebiciler
 • District 827.37 km2 (319.45 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,747
 • District 26,648
 • District density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Post code 32800
Website www.sarkikaraagac.bel.tr

Şarkikaraağaç is a town and district of Isparta Province in the Mediterranean region of Anatolia (Asian Turkey). It is the site of Ancient city and bishopric Hadrianopolis in Pisidia, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see.

Şarki means west, kara means black and ağaç means tree.

The population is 9,849 as of 2010.


See Hadrianopolis for Ancient namesakes

Hadrianopolis (in Pisidia) was important enough in the late Roman province of Pisidia to become one of the suffragan bishoprics of the Metropolitan of the capital Antioch, but was to fade.


Titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1933 as a Latin titular bishopric.

It is vacant since decades, having had the following incumbents of the fitting Episcopal (lowest) rank :


  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. 

Sources and external links[edit]

Bibliography - ecclesiastical history
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 451
  • Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, vol. I, coll. 1049-1050
  • Sylvain Destephen, 'Prosopographie chrétienne du Bas-Empire 3. Prosopographie du diocèse d'Asie (325-641), Paris 2008