Konya Province

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Konya Province
Konya ili
Mevlâna Museum in Konya
Location of Konya Province in Turkey
Location of Konya Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Anatolia
SubregionKonya
Government
 • Electoral districtKonya
 • GovernorVahdettin Özkan
Area
 • Total38,873 km2 (15,009 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total2,277,017
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Area code0332
Vehicle registration42

Konya Province (Turkish: Konya ili), in southwest Central Anatolia, is the largest province of Turkey. 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]

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]

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.)

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[4][5][6]

Language census[edit]

Official first language results (1927-1965[7])

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.

Lakes[edit]

Lake Tuz (Turkish: Tuz Gölü,) is the second largest lake in Turkey. It supplies much of the country's salt needs.

Beysehir Lake 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.

Caves[edit]

The following caves are in the province of Konya:[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konya (Metropolitan Province, Turkey) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Company opens Turkey’s ‘largest solar power plant’ in Central Anatolia
  4. ^ Genel Nüfus Sayımları
  5. ^ Turkstat
  6. ^ "The Results of Address Based Population Registration System, 2020". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 2021-10-28. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  7. ^ Türkiye Nüfus Sayimlarinda Azinliklar. August 2000. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Konya Mağaraları" (in Turkish). Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı - Yatırım ve İşletmeler Genel Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2017-01-26.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°00′48″N 32°41′56″E / 38.01333°N 32.69889°E / 38.01333; 32.69889