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Nevşehir Province

Nevşehir Province
Nevşehir ili
Cappadocia Landscape
Cappadocia Landscape
Location of the province within Turkey
Location of the province within Turkey
CountryTurkey
SeatNevşehir
Government
 • GovernorAli Fidan
Area
5,485 km2 (2,118 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)[1]
310,011
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0384
Websitewww.nevsehir.gov.tr

Nevşehir Province (Turkish: Nevşehir ili) is a province in central Turkey with its capital in Nevşehir. Its area is 5,485 km2,[2] and its population is 310,011 (2022).[1] Its adjacent provinces are Kırşehir to the northwest, Aksaray to the southwest, Niğde to the south, Kayseri to the southeast, and Yozgat to the northeast. Nevşehir includes the area called Cappadocia - a tourist attraction in Turkey. The town of Göreme is also located in Nevşehir.

Cappadocia once included the area now covered by this province. This province is notable for the fairy chimneys of Göreme, the Ortahisar (middle fortress), a number of old churches from the Byzantine period.

History

Archaeology

An approximately 5,000-year-old three-story underground town which referred as "Gir-Gör" (Enter and See) by locals was revealed in Avanos in 2019. The five-kilometer-long city consisted of three floors, homes, tunnels, places of worship and a small human figurine. According to the locals, the site was considered a source of "healing water" and "Caesar's bath."[3]

Sports

A multiday track running ultramarathon of desert concept, called Runfire Cappadocia Ultramarathon, is held since 2012 annually in July. The race tours 244 km (152 mi) in six days through several historic places across Cappadocia reaching out to Lake Tuz.[4]

Districts

Nevşehir province is divided into 8 districts (capital district in bold):

Places of Interest

Gallery

See also

References

  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. ^ Agencies, Daily Sabah with (2019-06-08). "Mysterious flooding leads to discovery of 5,000-year-old underground city in Turkey's Cappadocia". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  4. ^ "Elite Athletes to run at The Runfire Cappadocia". Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau. July 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-11-28.

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