Çumra is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 104,576 of which 42,308 live in the town of Çumra.[3]

Çumra
District
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Çumra is located in Turkey
Çumra
Çumra
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°34′N 32°46′E / 37.567°N 32.767°E / 37.567; 32.767
Country Turkey
ProvinceKonya
Government
 • MayorHalit Oflaz (AKP)
Area
 • District2,217.79 km2 (856.29 sq mi)
Elevation
1,020 m (3,350 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
30,180
 • District
64,126
 • District density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
42xxx
Area code(s)0332
Licence plate42
ClimateBSk
Websitecumra.gov.tr

Çumra townEdit

The town of Çumra is at 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.57500°N 32.77472°E / 37.57500; 32.77472Coordinates: 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.57500°N 32.77472°E / 37.57500; 32.77472 at an altitude of 1,020 m. It is an important stop on the Istanbul to Baghdad railway. It is central to the 500 km²/120,000 acre Çumra irrigation zone, in the Konya Plain, that was established in 1912.[4]

HistoryEdit

Neolithic (c. 8000 BC) archaeological discoveries have been found at Çatalhöyük.[5]

In the 12th century the Konya plain experienced its second great cultural period, when the city became the capital of the Seljuk Turks.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  4. ^ PlanetWare.com - Çumra, Turkey
  5. ^ a b Eskinazi.com - Central Anatolia

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