Konya Province is a province of Turkey in southwest-central Anatolia. The provincial capital is the city of Konya. By area it is the largest province of Turkey.
The land is broad and flat with a lot of lowlands and plateaus. The plateaus are covered with rich steppes; the southernmost part of Konya is largely surrounded by the Taurus Mountains.
The city and the southern parts of the greater Konya enjoy abundant sunshine across the country, resulting in big potential in solar farming. The largest solar farm of Turkey is located 20 miles west of the city. The Kızılören solar power plant in Konya will be able to produce 22.5 megawatts of electricity in an area of 430,000 square meters
Konya is connected to Ankara, Eskişehir and Istanbul via the high-speed railway services of the Turkish State Railways.
Konya Airport is a public airport and military airbase that is also used by NATO. In 2006, Konya Airport served 2,924 aircraft and 262,561 passengers. The Third Air Wing of the 1st Air Force Command is based at the Konya Air Base. The wing controls the four Boeing 737 AEW&C Peace Eagle aircraft of the Turkish Air Force.
Konya has a tramway network in the city center, on which the Škoda 28 T trams are being used. The Konya Metro is currently in the planning and development phase and is slated for construction starting in 2020.
Konya has a cold semi-arid climate and a temperate continental (Dc) climate under the Trewartha classification.
Summers temperatures average 30 °C (86 °F), although nightly temperatures in the summer months are cool. The highest temperature recorded in Konya was 40.6 °C (105 °F) on 30 July 2000. Winters average −4.2 °C (24 °F), and the lowest temperature recorded was −26.5 °C (−16 °F) on 6 February 1972. Precipitation levels are low, but precipitation can be observed throughout the year, most frequently in winter and spring.