Nevşehir Province

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nevşehir Province

Nevşehir ili
Location of Nevşehir Province in Turkey
Location of Nevşehir Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionCentral Anatolia
SubregionKırıkkale
Government
 • Electoral districtNevşehir
Area
 • Total5,467 km2 (2,111 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total298,339
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Area code(s)0384
Vehicle registration50

Nevşehir Province (Turkish: Nevşehir ili, from the Persian compound نو شهر Naw-shahr meaning "new city") is a province in central Turkey with its capital in Nevşehir. 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 very popular tourist attraction in Turkey. The famous 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.

Districts[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°46′54″N 34°41′17″E / 38.78167°N 34.68806°E / 38.78167; 34.68806