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Coordinates: 37°11′53″N 33°01′38″E / 37.19792°N 33.02718°E / 37.19792; 33.02718
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Ilistra (Ancient Greek: Ἴλιστρα) was a town of ancient Lycaonia, inhabited in Roman and Byzantine times.[1] It was on the road from Laranda to Isaura, which is still in existence.[2] Ilistra became a seat of a bishop; no longer a residential bishopric, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[3]

Its site is located near Yollarbaşı, Karaman Province, Turkey.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 675.
  3. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Ilistra". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

37°11′53″N 33°01′38″E / 37.19792°N 33.02718°E / 37.19792; 33.02718