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Afyonkarahisar (Turkish for the black opium castle) is a city in western Turkey, also known simply as Afyon (i.e. opium) or as Karahisar-i Sahip. Older spellings include Afium-Kara-hissar and Afyon Karahisar. It is the capital of Afyon province. It is located 250 km south-west of Ankara along the Akar River at an elevation of 1 034 meters. It has a population of 128 516 and is an important railroad junction between Izmir, Konya, Ankara and Istanbul. The region is traditionally the main producer of opium in Turkey, thereby its name. Opium is a narcotic analgesic drug which is obtained from the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L. or the synonym paeoniflorum). ... shows the Location of the Province Afyon Afyonkarahisar (also called more simply Afyon) is a province in western Turkey. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after İstanbul. ... Shows the Location of the Province İzmir Izmir from space, June 1996 Izmir (Turkish spelling İzmir, contraction of its former name Smyrna), the second-largest port (after İstanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey, is located on the Aegean Sea near the Gulf... Konya (also Koniah, Konieh, Konia, and Qunia; historically known as Iconium, Greek: Ικόνιον) is a city in Turkey, on the central plateau of Anatolia. ... Satellite image of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul) is the largest city in Turkey, and arguably the most important. ...


Afyon was known as Acroënus until the reign of the Byzantine emperor Leo III who after his victory over Arab besiegers in 740 renamed it Nicopolis (Greek for the Victory City). The Seljuk Turks changed its name to Kara Hissar (the black castle) after the ancient fortress situated upon a volcanic rock 201 meters above the town. This is a list of the Emperors of the late Eastern Roman Empire, called Byzantine. ... Leo III (disambiguation). ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are a large and heterogeneous ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa, originating in the Arabian Peninsula of southwest Asia. ... Events October 26 - An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death. ... Nicopolis (meaning in Greek: city of victory; see also List of traditional Greek place names) or Actia Nicopolis was an ancient city of Epirus, founded 31 BC by Octavian in memory of his victory over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium. ... The Seljuk Turks (also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuq; in modern Turkish Selçuklular; in Persian سلجوقيان SaljÅ«qiyān; in Arabic سلجوق SaljÅ«q, or السلاجقة al-Salājiqa) were a major branch of the Oghuz Turks and a dynasty that ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to...


It was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I in 1392 but was lost after the invasion of Timur Lenk in 1402. It was recaptured in 1428 or 1429. During the Turkish War of Independence in the early 1920s it was occupied by Greek forces. After 1923 it became a part of the Republic of Turkey. Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Sogut (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), İstanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanlı Dynasty... Beyazid I Beyazid I (ca 1354–1403; Bayezıt, nicknamed Yıldırım, the Thunderbolt) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. ... Events December 16 - Emperor Go-Kameyama of Japan abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu, ending the nanboku-cho period of competing imperial courts James of Jülich is boiled alive for pretending to be a bishop and ordaining his own priests Korean founder of the Joseon Dynasty General... For the chess engine Tamerlane, see Tamerlane. ... Events September 14 - Battle of Homildon Hill. ... // Events October 12 - English forces under Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury besiege Orléans. ... Events January 10 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, founds the European Order of the Golden Fleece February 12 - Battle of Rouvray (or of the Herrings). English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the Earl of Suffolks army at Orleans from attack by... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that Roaring Twenties be merged into this article or section. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Apart from the partly ruined fortress which has given the city its name, famous buildings includes the Ulu Camii (Great Mosque) and the Altigöz Bridge, both built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. It is the seat of an Armenian bishop. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...


''If the subject is afyon, we have to talk about AKAL and the 1995 graduates of akal..the popular TM Group. TANSU AKSOY AND HASIM GUNDUZ graduated from this school and their journey and advantures started at this time. But they never forget afyon and akal. they are still fighting for the life with their sagdic s.''

Table of population increase
Year 1911 1990 1995 2000
Population 18,000 95,643 103,000 128,516

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Shows the Location of Afyon province Districts of Afyonkarahisar Province Flag of Turkey

Afyonkarahisar | Başmakçı | Bayat | Bolvadin | Çay | Çobanlar | Dazkırı | Dinar | Emirdağ | Evciler | Hocalar | İhsaniye | İscehisar | Kızılören | Sandıklı | Sinanpaşa | Sultandağı | Şuhut Image File history File links Afyon_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... shows the Location of the Province Afyon Afyonkarahisar (also called more simply Afyon) is a province in western Turkey. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... BaÅŸmakçı is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Bayat is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Bolvadin is a city in the Afyonkarahisar Province of Turkey. ... Çay is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Çobanlar is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Dazkırı is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Dinar is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... EmirdaÄŸ is a town in Turkey, named Aziziye till 1932, near Afyon city in the Afyonkarahisar Province. ... Evciler is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province of Turkey. ... Hocalar is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Ä°hsaniye is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Ä°scehisar is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Kızılören is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Sandıklı is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province of Turkey. ... SinanpaÅŸa is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Sultandağı is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ... Åžuhut is a district of Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey. ...



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After the conquest of Anatolia by Seljuk Turks on 1071 Afyonkarahisar was taken under the rule of Turks.
After this date Afyonkarahisar was dominated by; Seljuk State, Sahipoğulları Principality, Germiyanoğulları Principality and finally in 1428 by Ottoman Empire.
Afyonkarahisar is located on an intersection which connects north to south, west to east.
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