Konya

Konya

Konya is a major city and the capital of Konya Province, Turkey. The city has very long history dating back the 2nd millennium BC. It was known in classical antiquity and during the medieval period as Ἰκόνιον and as Iconium in Latin. Konya was historically the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum and the Karamanids between 11th-15th centuries AD.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Konya Province

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Hittite

Later Cultures: Ancient Greek + Persian + Hellenistic + Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization

Date of Submission: 2000

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