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Vasada (Ancient Greek: Οὐάσαδα, Ouasada) was an city of ancient Lycaonia and later of Isauria, Asia Minor (modern Turkey). It was located a little to the southwest of Laodiceia.[1][2] In the acta of church councils attended by its bishop, the name appears variously as Usada or Ousada (Οὔσαδα) or Aasada (Ἀάσαδα).[3]

Its site is located near Bostandere, Asiatic Turkey.[4][5]

Residential see[edit]

Vasada, identified with the ruins on Mount Kestel Dağ near modern Seydişehir, was important enough in the Roman province of Lycaonia to become a suffragan of the Metropolis of Iconium, under the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

These bishops were historically documented :

Catholic titular see[edit]

The diocese was nominally restored in 1929 by the Roman Catholic Church as the titular bishopric of Vasada.

It is vacant since decades, having had the following incumbents:


  1. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.4.10.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. p. 675.
  3. ^  Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Vasada". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Sources and external links[edit]

  • GCatholic
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Vasada". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  • Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 451
  • Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, vol. I, coll. 1075-1078
  • Raymond Janin, lemma 1. 'Basada', in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. VI, 1932, col. 1063

Coordinates: 37°30′07″N 31°54′42″E / 37.5020749°N 31.9117536°E / 37.5020749; 31.9117536