Ereğli, Konya


Ereğli, Konya

Infobox Settlement
settlement_type = District
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = TUR
timezone= EET
utc_offset=+2


map_caption =Location of Ereğli, Konya within Turkey.
timezone_DST=EEST
utc_offset_DST=+3
official_name = Ereğli


image_caption =
image_blank_emblem =
blank_emblem_type =
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Turkey
subdivision_type2=Province
subdivision_name2 = Konya
population_total = 126117
population_urban = 82633
population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_density_km2 =
area_total_km2 =
latd = 37
latm = 31
latNS = N
longd = 34
longm = 03
longEW = E
elevation_m = 1043
postal_code_type=Postal code
postal_code = 42xxx
area_code = 0332
blank_info = 42|blank_name=Licence plate
leader_title=
leader_name =
website = [http://www.konya-eregli.gov.tr/ www.konya-eregli.gov.tr]

Ereğli is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 126,117 of which 82,633 live in the town of Ereğli.cite web|url=http://www.die.gov.tr/nufus_sayimi/2000tablo5.xls|title=Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey|accessdate=2008-03-25|author=Turkish Statistical Institute|format=XLS|language=Turkish] [cite web|url=http://www.xist.org/cntry/turkey.aspx?levels=Ic%20Anadolu|title=Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units|accessdate=2008-03-25|author=GeoHive|language=English]

History

Heraclea Cybistra under the name Cybistra, had some importance in Hellenistic times owing to its position near the point where the road to the Gülek Pass(Cilician Gates) enters the hills. It lay in the way of armies and was more than once sacked by the Arab invaders of Asia Minor (AD 805 and 832). It became Turkish (Seljuk) in the 11th century. Ereğli is also known for being the first capital of the Karaman Beylik founded by Nure Sufi Bey. The Karaman state was renowned for being a consistent nuisance to Ottoman dominance in Anatolia, being one of the few Anatolian Turkish Beyliks to retain sovereignty well past Fatih Sultan Mehmet's conquest of Istanbul. It was also the first political entity in Anatolia to proclaim Turkish as an official language. Modern Ereğli had grown from a large village to a town since the railway reached it from Konya and Karaman in 1904; and it has now an hotel and good shops. Three hours’ ride south is the famous "Hittite" rock-relief of a lynx, representing a king (probably of neighbouring Tyana) adoring a god. This was the first "Hittite" monument discovered in modern times (early 18th century, by the Swede Otter, an emissary of Louis XIV).

ee also

*Karadeniz Ereğli, a city in the Zonguldak Province of Turkey, on the Black Sea.

Notes

References

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External links

* [http://www.konya-eregli.gov.tr/ District governor's official website] tr icon
* [http://www.eregli.bel.tr/ District municipality's official website] tr icon


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