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Bozkır is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2008 census, population of the district is 31,601 of which 7,212 live in the town of Bozkır.[3][4]

Bozkır
District
A scene from Bozkır
A scene from Bozkır
Location of Bozkır within Konya province.
Location of Bozkır within Konya province.
Bozkır is located in Turkey
Bozkır
Bozkır
Location of Bozkır within Konya province.
Coordinates: 37°11′N 32°15′E / 37.183°N 32.250°E / 37.183; 32.250
Country Turkey
ProvinceKonya
Government
 • MayorMustafa Uyar (MHP)
Area
 • District1,459.59 km2 (563.55 sq mi)
Elevation
1,119 m (3,671 ft)
Population
(2012)[2]
 • Urban
7,440
 • District
28,937
 • District density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
42630
Area code(s)0332-426
Licence plate42
ClimateCsa
Websitewww.bozkir.gov.tr

The town occupied a central position in ancient Isauria. The name Bozkır means steppe in Turkish and after the Turkish settlement in early Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate period, Bozkır was initially the name given to the region extending between the present-day Bozkır town marked by Çarşamba Stream and the lands around neighboring Seydişehir. The name Bozkır was eventually adopted for the town.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Mustafa Oz, father of Turkish-American surgeon Mehmet Oz.

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 2008, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-23.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 37°11′16″N 32°14′53″E / 37.18778°N 32.24806°E / 37.18778; 32.24806