Isparta Province

Coordinates: 37°57′24″N 30°57′39″E / 37.95667°N 30.96083°E / 37.95667; 30.96083
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Isparta Province
Isparta ili
Lake Eğirdir
Location of the province within Turkey
Location of the province within Turkey
 • GovernorAydın Baruş
8,946 km2 (3,454 sq mi)
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0246

Isparta Province (Turkish: Isparta ili) is a province in southwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Afyon to the northwest, Burdur to the southwest, Antalya to the south, and Konya to the east. Its area is 8,946 km2,[2] and its population is 445,325 (2022).[1] The provincial capital is Isparta.

The province is well known for producing apples, sour cherries, grapes, roses and rose products,[3] and carpets. The best fertile lands are in Uluborlu. The province is situated in the Göller Bölgesi (Lakes Area) of Turkey's Mediterranean Region and has many freshwater lakes.[4]


Isparta province is divided into 13 districts (capital district in bold):


Isparta lies in the northernmost part of the Pamphylian basin, wedged between the continental Bey Dağları and Anatolian blocks.[5]: 134  This area is known as the Isparta Angle.[5]: 134  The Isparta Angle is a result of the Anatolian Plate's rotation from the early Paleocene to the early Pliocene, and is a very seismically active area as a result.[6]


As of 2012, there are 178,162 hectares of agricultural land in Isparta province, of which 28.8% (37,184 ha) is used for fruit growing.[7]: 5 

Isparta province accounts for 23.4% of all apple production in Turkey as of 2012.[7]: 5  The majority of the province's apple production is done in three districts: Eğirdir, Gelendost, and Senirkent.[7]: 5  Together, these three districts account for 73.2% of the province's apple production.[7]: 5 

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  1. ^ a b "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  2. ^ "İl ve İlçe Yüz ölçümleri". General Directorate of Mapping. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  3. ^ "ISPARTA GÜLÜ". Kültür Portalı. Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  4. ^ Özalp, Ayşegül Parlayan (2015-11-30). "Göller Yöresi; Anadolu'nun Gözleri – Atlas" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  5. ^ a b Poisson, André; Orszag-Sperber, Fabienne; Kosun, Erdal; Bassetti, Maria-Angella; Müller, Carla; Wernli, Roland; Rouchy, Jean-Marie (May 2011). "The Late Cenozoic evolution of the Aksu basin (Isparta Angle; SW Turkey). New insights". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. 182 (2): 133–48. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.182.2.133. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  6. ^ Şahin, Şakir; Abubakar, Ibrahim; Özçelik, Mehmet; Abdelwahed, Mohamed Farouk; Oksum, Erdinç (2019). "Neotectonic structures imaged by seismic velocity along the Isparta Angle". Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 12. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  7. ^ a b c d Yilmaz, Hasan (2014). "Analysis in terms of apple producers of government supported crop insurance policies as a risk management tool in Turkey". Acta Scientiarium Polonorum, Hortorum Cultus. 13 (5): 3–12. Retrieved 10 February 2023.

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37°57′24″N 30°57′39″E / 37.95667°N 30.96083°E / 37.95667; 30.96083