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Summary Information About Kırşehir

Kırşehir Province  is located in central Turkey, forming part of the central Anatolian region. It stands on the North Anatolian Fault. The average elevation is approximately 985 meters above sea level. The provincial capital is Kırşehir.

 

It became a province in 1924. On 30 May 1954, it was accepted as a district of Nevşehir. Later, the towns of Kırşehir were divided between Ankara, Yozgat and Nevşehir. In 1957, Kırşehir became a province again

 

Kırşehir has a continental climate, with cold, snowy winters and hot, dry summers. Light rainfall occurs year-round, except for late summer when rain is virtually absent.

Population

242944

Area

6570,00 km 2

Location

Districts

6

Municipalities

10

Towns

3

Villages

252

History of Kırşehir

The history of Kırşehir dates to the Hittites. During the period of the Hittites, the basin of Kırşehir was known as the country of “Ahiyuva”, meaning “the Land of the Achaeans”, as the Greeks were known to the Hittites. This basin also took the name Cappadocia at the time of the Romans and Byzantines.

 

Kırşehir was once known as Aquae Saravenae. The Turks took the city in the 1070’s and bestowed the current name. In Turkish, “Kır Şehri” means “steppe city” or “prairie city”. It became the chief town of a sanjak in the Ottoman vilayet of Angora, which possessed, c. 1912, 8000 inhabitants, most of them Muslims.

 

In the 19th century, Kırşehir was attached to the sanjak of Ankara. In the year 1921, Kırşehir was made capital of its own province. Kemal Atatürk visited the city in 1921 and 1931.

 

Districts of Kırşehir

  • Akçakent
  • Akpınar
  • Boztepe
  • Çiçekdağı
  • Kaman
  • Kırşehir
  • Mucur

Point of Interests in Kırşehir

Kepez underground city: It is located within the Kepez Village settlement, which is 14 kilometers away from Mucur District. It was opened to visitors in 2002 as a result of the studies carried out by the Kırşehir Museum Directorate. It consists of many galleries and rooms. It attracts attention with its neat architecture and two different colored soil structures. It is an important place for tourism.

 

Kesikköprü is a bridge, which is built on the Kızılırmak in the Kesikköprü Village of the center of Kırşehir, was built in 1248 by the Anatolian Seljuks. It is located on the historical Silk Road route. The bridge built to connect Kırşehir and Konya is one of the important works of Turkish architecture. Kesikköprü is 400 meters long, 6 meters wide, has 13 eyes and has pointed arches. The bridge was repaired in 1616, 1849, 1925 and 2004.

Let's see the cuisine of Kırşehir

  • DRIED AUGGWING MEAL
  • ÇULLAMA
  • KEDI BATMAZ
  • KESKEK
  • AYRAN ÇORBASI
  • AYVA BORANI
  • İÇLİ SAÇ BÖREĞİ
  • SU BÖREĞİ

For more information about Kırşehir

https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/kirsehir/genelbilgiler

 

For more information, you may visit the official government website of KIRSEHIR

http://www.kirsehir.gov.tr

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