Konya Province

Coordinates: 38°00′48″N 32°41′56″E / 38.01333°N 32.69889°E / 38.01333; 32.69889
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Konya Province
Konya ili
Mevlâna Museum in Konya
Location of the province within Turkey
Location of the province within Turkey
CountryTurkey
SeatKonya
Government
 • MayorUğur İbrahim Altay (AKP)
 • ValiVahdettin Özkan
Area
13,844 km2 (5,345 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)[1]
2,296,347
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0332
Websitewww.konya.bel.tr
www.konya.gov.tr

Konya Province (Turkish: Konya ili) is a province and metropolitan municipality in southwest Central Anatolia, Turkey. Its area is 40,838 km2, making it the largest province by area,[2] and its population is 2,296,347 (2022).[1] The provincial capital is the city of Konya. Its traffic code is 42.

The Kızılören solar power plant in Konya will be able to produce 22.5 megawatts of electricity over an area of 430,000 square meters.[3]

Geography[edit]

Köppen map of Konya Province and surrounding regions:[4]
  •   BSk
  •   Csa
  •   Csb
  •   Dsa
  •   Dsb
  •   Dsc

Lake Tuz (Turkish: Tuz Gölü,) is the second largest lake in Turkey. It supplies much of the country's salt needs. Lake Beyşehir is on the western side of Konya province in a national park. It is the largest freshwater lake in Turkey and is important for local tourism, attracting thousands of people to its two beaches and twenty-two islands each year.

Konya has several caves in its borders, such as Balatini Cave in Beyşehir, Büyü Düden Cave in Derebucak, Körükini Cave in Beyşehir and Tınaztepe Caves in Seydişehir.[5]

Sille - an old Greek village with a stream running through it
Lake Meke (Meke Gölü), a large crater lake, now largely dried up

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1927504,384—    
1935569,684+1.53%
1940620,936+1.74%
1950741,026+1.78%
1960982,422+2.86%
19701,280,239+2.68%
19801,562,139+2.01%
19901,750,303+1.14%
20002,192,166+2.28%
20102,013,845−0.84%
20202,250,020+1.12%
Source:Turkstat[6][7][8]

In 2011 the Konya Metropolitan Municipality had a population close to 1.1 million, out of the 2 million in the Konya Province (76.2% of the population in Konya Province lives in the city, while the remainder live in the villages, sub-districts and districts.)

Language census[edit]

Official first language results (1927-1965[9])

Language 1927 1935 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965
Turkish 94.8% 95.3% 96.1% 95.7% 96.6% 98.7% 97.3%
Kurdish 4.2% 4% 3.8% 2.6% 2.9% 1.1% 2.5%
Circassian 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Tatar 0.2% 0.3%
Albanian 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0% 1.5% 0.3% 0% 0.1%

Divisions[edit]

The province of Konya is divided into thirty-one districts three of which (Meram, Selçuklu and Karatay) form part of Konya city.

Districts of the province of Konya

The following districts are located in the Mediterranean Region: Ahırlı, Beyşehir, Bozkır, Derebucak, Hadim, Hüyük, Seydişehir, Taşkent, Yalıhüyük.

Places of interest[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Company opens Turkey’s ‘largest solar power plant’ in Central Anatolia
  4. ^ "Present and future Köppen-Geiger climate classification maps at 1-km resolution". Nature Scientific Data. DOI:10.1038/sdata.2018.214.
  5. ^ "Konya Mağaraları" (in Turkish). Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı - Yatırım ve İşletmeler Genel Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  6. ^ Genel Nüfus Sayımları
  7. ^ Turkstat
  8. ^ "The Results of Address Based Population Registration System, 2020". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 2021-10-28. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  9. ^ Türkiye Nüfus Sayimlarinda Azinliklar. August 2000. Retrieved 16 December 2018.

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