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Isba was a city on the border of ancient Pamphylia.[1] It has been identified with the modern village of Çeşme.[2]

Isba became a Christian bishopric, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Side, the capital of the Roman province of Pamphylia Prima, to which Isba belonged. No longer a residential bishopric, Isba is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[3]

Among the titular bishops of the see was Lionel Scheffer (14 March 1946 – 3 October 1966), later Vicar Apostolic of Labrador, after whom Schefferville, Quebec is named.[4]


  1. ^ Ramsay, W.M. (March 1888). "Antiquities of Southern Phrygia and the Border Lands (II)". The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts. IV (1): 8. JSTOR 496400.
  2. ^ William M. Ramsay (2013) [1890]. The Historical Geography of Asia Minor. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), pp. 908 and 910
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy

Coordinates: 36°23′20″N 29°44′14″E / 36.388838°N 29.737198°E / 36.388838; 29.737198