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Şuhut is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°32′N 30°33′E / 38.533°N 30.550°E / 38.533; 30.550Coordinates: 38°32′N 30°33′E / 38.533°N 30.550°E / 38.533; 30.550
Country Turkey
 • MayorRecep Bozkurt (AKP)
 • District1,175.20 km2 (453.75 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • District
 • District density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
City limit sign on the provincial road P.03-26 from Afyonkarahisar.

Şuhut (Ottoman Turkish شهود Şuhūd;[3] formerly Ancient Greek Σύνναδα Synnada) is an ilçe (district) in Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey, and also the capital of that district. It lies in a small plain, 29 km east of the city of Afyon. It has an area of 983 km², and the population (2000) is 39,421 of which 12,625 live in the town of Şuhut, and the remainder in surrounding villages. The mayor is Recep Bozkurt (AKP).


Excavations of a burial mound at Kepirtepe show the plain has been settled since the Neolithic period. The town was established during the Hittite period and grew under the Romans, by then it was known as Synnada. See Synnada for details on the area in antiquity and for the ecclesiastical history of the town in the Byzantine period.


Today Şuhut is a country town providing schools and other amenities to the surrounding rural area. Much of the land is used for raising beef cattle and growing wheat; Şuhut is famed for the quality of its meat and wheat stew, called keşkek. There is also a poultry industry and other crops, such as sugar beet, are grown. The younger generation are migrating to larger cities in search of careers.

Places of interest

Atatürk's House
Şuhut Memorial Cemetery



  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. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları, Ankara 2017, T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü Yayın No: 26 s.v., p. 731
  4. ^ "Ağustos'ta rekor kıracak". Şuhut Anayurt (in Turkish). 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  5. ^ "Atatürk Evi" (in Turkish). Şuhut Kaymakamlığı. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-08-10.

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