Karaman is a province of Turkey, with the eponymous capital of Karaman.
The province has 226 049 inhabitants ( 2007 census ) in an area of 8816 km ². It is bordered on the southwest by the province of Antalya, Mersin and on the south by the north to Konya.
The population density is 25.63 inhabitants / km ².
- 8000 - 5500 BC - Human settlements at Can Hasan Höyük during the Mesolithic
- To the 4th century BC - Hittite settlement by
- 4th century BC - Persia
- 1100 - Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire
- 11th century - Seljuk Empire
- 1256 - Karamanoğulları rule, since 1306 the Sultanate of Karaman (Konya )
- 1466 - Ottoman Empire
- 1919 - wars of liberation against the occupying forces of Turkey ( Delibaş Ayaklanmaları in Karaman )
- 1923 - Foundation of Turkey; Karaman is part of the province of Konya
- 1987 - Karaman is 70th province of Turkey
The forest recreation site of Gokce, the maras Poli Cave, the citadel of Karaman, Ermenek ( Firan ) and Mennan, the madrasas of Hatuniye, Emir Musa and Ibrahim Bey with soup kitchens and the Tol Madrasah, the great mosques ( Ulu Cami ) of Gaferyad ( ermenek, Kâzımkarabekir ) and Yollarbaşı ( Ilisra ), the mosques of Hacı Beyler, Aktekke ( Valide Sultan ), Arapzade, Pasha, Dikbasan ( Fasih ) Akçaşehir, Sipas and Mimar Emir Rustem Pasha, the Yunus Emre Mosque and the dervish monastery, small Mosque of Şeyh Çelebi and Akça mescit, the soup kitchen and Türbe of Karamanoğlu that Bıçakçı bridge and the Ala- bridge, the fountain with seven tubes, the Karaman Museum, Can Hasan Höyük center - Alçatıköyü, Binbirkilise on Karadağ with the centers Madenşehir and Üçkuyu.
- Culture and Art Week - 5th to 12th May
- Commemoration of Mevlana Mader'i - December 10
- Language celebration ceremonies - MAY 13
- Province celebration ceremonies - June 21
In - Kazim Karabekir:
- Remembrance of General Kazim Karabekir - January 26
The counties are: