Isparta Province is a province in southwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Afyon to the northwest, Burdur to the southwest, Antalya to the south, and Konya to the east. It has an area of 8,993 km2. The provincial capital is Isparta, known as the “City of Roses”
The province is well known for its apples, sour cherries, grapes, roses and rose products, and carpets. The best fertile lands are in the area named Uluborlu. The province is situated in the Göller Bölgesi (Lakes Area) of Turkey’s Mediterranean Region and has many freshwater lakes.
Isparta city is well-connected to other parts of Turkey via roads. Antalya lies 130 km to the south and Eskişehir is 350 km to the north.
Süleyman Demirel University has introduced thousands of youths from varied backgrounds to the city’s mostly conservative fabric in recent years. The city’s football team, Ispartaspor, plays in Group 7 of the Turkish Regional Amateur League.