The Turkish province of Konya ( Iconium Greek, Latin Iconium ) is Turkey's largest province by area. Its capital is the same Konya. Your neighboring provinces in the north Ankara, to the west of Isparta and Afyonkarahisar Eskişehir, in the south of Mersin, Antalya Karaman and Nigde and Aksaray and in the east.
The population of the province capital is 1,073,791. In the province of Konya lived in 2011 about 2,038,555 people, of whom 1,527,937 in cities, 510 618 in the country. The population density was thus 51 inhabitants / km ². 1927, the population was 504 125. In the 1965 census, the urban proportion of the population was 32 % and is currently (2011) increased to 75%. According to a study of the Türk Dil Kurumu of 1996, the inhabitants speak a west Anatolian dialect of Turkish, which is the southern dialect of Mersin in the same group.
With 38,257 km ² Konya is Turkey 's largest province. It is located in the inner Anatolian plateau at an average altitude of 1016 m. The highest mountains of the province are Geyik ( 3130 m), Bolkar Mountains ( 3134 m) and Aydos Mountains ( 3240 m) in the Taurus Mountains on the southern border of the province.
The mean annual precipitation of 326 mm is the lowest in Turkey. It is even lower at places like the salty Lake Tuz, which arose in this water and low outflows region. Other lakes and waters of Konya are the Beyşehir Gölü, Çavuşçu Gölü, Akşehir Gölü, Suğla Gölü, Ereğli Akgöl and Yunak Akgöl.
For the Konya Province has 31 districts and 620 villages. The counties are:
History and Culture
South-east of Konya, about 40 km away, is Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest settlements of mankind. About 70 km to the west lie the Hittite source sanctuary Eflatun Pınar and may include associated large sculpture at Fasıllar.
Konya is traditionally considered conservative aligned province. So there made conservative Islamic parties like the Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi ( AKP) or the Fazilet (FP) partially their highest election results. The political development of the province in accordance with the election results to the Parliament:
ACP 69.63 % MHP 13.16% CHP 10.25% SP 2.18% BBP 1.25% HAS 1.13%
ACP 65.31 % MHP 13.01% CHP 8.15% DP 5.92% SP 4.40%
ACP 54,35 % MHP 13.06 % SP 11.25% CHP 8.56% DYP 6.94% SHP 1.52%
FP 30.88 % MHP 25.41 % DYP 14.13 % DSP 8.82 % ANAP 8.68% CHP 6.73% BBP 2.29% HADEP 1.25%
RP 32.68 % ANAP 18.91 % DYP 17.12% MHP 13.76 % SHP 8.21% CHP 3.54% DSP 2.89% BBP 1.07% MP 1.02%
DYP 26.14 % ANAP 21.44 % RP 20.73 % SHP 19.12 % MCP 6.04% DSP 5.60%
ANAP 45.66 % SODEP 20.13 % DYP 15.11 % RP 8.62% MDP 5.07% HP 4.94%
CHP 35.84 % AP 32.57 % MSP 16.75% MHP 8.19% DP 4.40%