Karatay, Konya

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Mevlana Museum, Karatay, Konya
Mevlana Museum, Karatay, Konya
Location of Karatay, Konya within Turkey.
Location of Karatay, Konya within Turkey.
Karatay is located in Turkey
Location of Karatay, Konya within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°52′N 32°31′E / 37.867°N 32.517°E / 37.867; 32.517
Country  Turkey
Province Konya
 • Mayor Mehmet Hançerli (AKP)
 • District 2,612.19 km2 (1,008.57 sq mi)
Elevation 1,026 m (3,366 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 256,455
 • District 275,987
 • District density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 42xxx
Area code(s) 0332
Licence plate 42
Website www.konya.gov.tr

Karatay is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Karatay is one of the central districts of Konya along with the districts of Meram and Selçuklu. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 214,589 of which 183,677 live in the urban center of Karatay.[3][4]

The solar power plant Kızören in Konya which went online in 2016 covers an area of 430,000 m2 and will be able to produce 26 GWh of electricity annually.[5][6]

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  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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ Company opens Turkey’s ‘largest solar power plant’ in Central Anatolia
  6. ^ Konya Karatay Kızören Güneş Enerji Santrali


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Coordinates: 37°52′05″N 32°31′44″E / 37.86806°N 32.52889°E / 37.86806; 32.52889