Isparta Province

Isparta Province (Turkish: Isparta ili) is a province in southwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Afyon to the northwest, Burdur to the southwest, Antalya to the south, and Konya to the east. It has an area of 8,993 km2 and a population of 448,298 up from 434,771 (1990). The provincial capital is Isparta.

Isparta Province
Isparta ili
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Location of Isparta Province in Turkey
Location of Isparta Province in Turkey
Largest CityIsparta
 • Electoral districtIsparta
 • Total8,993 km2 (3,472 sq mi)
 • Total441,412
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Area code0246
Vehicle registration32

The province is well known for its apples, sour cherries, grapes, roses and rose products, and carpets. The best fertile lands are in the area named Uluborlu. The province is situated in the Göller Bölgesi (Lakes Area) of Turkey's Mediterranean Region and has many freshwater lakes.


Isparta province is divided into 13 districts (capital district in bold):

Sites of interestEdit

Lake Kovada National Park which is a popular tourism destination is located in Isparta Province

Kovada Lake and Kızıldağ National Parks, Isparta Gölcüğü, Çamyol and Kuyucak forest recreation areas, Eğirdir oak and Sütçüler forest conservation areas, Eğirdir, Uluborlu and Yalvaç castles, Antiochia in Pisidia and Apollonia antiquity cities, Ertokuş and Dündar Bey old theological schools (medrese), Isparta Hızır Bey, Kutlu Bey, Firdevs Bey, İplik, Eğirdir Hızır Bey, Barla Çaşnigir, Uluğbey Veli Baba mosques, Firdevs Bey Bazaar, Eğirdir Inn (caravansary), Ertokuş Hanı Inn, Baba Sultan Mousoleum, Isparta and Yalvaç Museums.

In 2020, the ancient 10 meters height rock mass of symbolic importance, which was in a village in Yalvaç district, was blown by treasure hunters.[2]


Isparta lies in the northernmost part of the Pamphylian basin, wedged between the continental Bey Dağları and Anatolian blocks.[3]: 134  This area is known as the Isparta Angle.[3]: 134  The Isparta Angle is a result of the Anatolian Plate's rotation from the early Paleocene to the early Pliocene.[4] This is a very seismically active area.[4]


As of 2012, there are 178,162 hectares of agricultural land in Isparta province, of which 28.8% (37,184 ha) is used for fruit growing.[5]: 5 

Isparta province accounts for 23.4% of all apple production in Turkey as of 2012.[5]: 5  The majority of the province's apple production is done in three districts: Eğirdir, Gelendost, and Senirkent.[5]: 5  Together, these three districts account for 73.2% of the province's apple production.[5]: 5 

Notable peopleEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Ancient symbolic rocks detonated by treasure hunters in Isparta
  3. ^ a b Poisson, André; Orszag-Sperber, Fabienne; Kosun, Erdal; Bassetti, Maria-Angella; Müller, Carla; Wernli, Roland; Rouchy, Jean-Marie (May 2011). "The Late Cenozoic evolution of the Aksu basin (Isparta Angle; SW Turkey). New insights". Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France. 182 (2): 133–48. doi:10.2113/gssgfbull.182.2.133. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  4. ^ a b Şahin, Şakir; Abubakar, Ibrahim; Özçelik, Mehmet; Abdelwahed, Mohamed Farouk; Oksum, Erdinç (2019). "Neotectonic structures imaged by seismic velocity along the Isparta Angle". Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 12. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d Yilmaz, Hasan (2014). "Analysis in terms of apple producers of government supported crop insurance policies as a risk management tool in Turkey". Acta Scientiarium Polonorum, Hortorum Cultus. 13 (5): 3–12. Retrieved 10 February 2023.

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