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Kayseri
Kayseri 1897
Location in Turkey
Overview
Region Central Anatolia Region, Turkey
Province Kayseri Province
Coordinates NA
Area code (+90) 352

Kayseri (Greek: Καισάρεια), in the antiquity Mazaka and later Caesarea, is an industrialized city in Turkey. Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Kayseri_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Below each region you will find associated Cities with the region. ... Central Anatolia Region Central Anatolia Region (İç Anadolu Bölgesi) // Central Anatolia Region Aksaray Province Ankara Province Çankiri Province EskiÅŸehir Province Karaman Province Kayseri Province Kirikkale Province KırÅŸehir Province Konya Province NevÅŸehir Province NiÄŸde Province Sivas Province Yozgat Province Provinces of Turkey Category: ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... The Kayseri Province, in central Turkey, is an area that has been linked with mythological stories as well as important figures in Turkish history. ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... Turkey went from six (2+4) to seven digits (3+4) local phone numbers c. ... This is a list of cities in Turkey by population (according to the 2000 census). ...


It is famous for Mount Erciyes and is the capital of Kayseri Province (located in the Melikgazi District). The city's population is around 500,000 whereas the population of the Kayseri Province is 1,094,000 (official census department estimates for 2004). Home of the pastirma, most visitors arrive in Kayseri en-route to the geological tourist attractions of Cappadocia. The Ottoman-period architect Sinan the Great was born near Kayseri, in the village of Ağırnas. Mount Erciyes (tr. ... The Kayseri Province, in central Turkey, is an area that has been linked with mythological stories as well as important figures in Turkish history. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... Melikgazi is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... The provinces of Turkey are divided into 923 districts (ilçeler; sing. ... Pastırma is a kind of Turkish deli meat which is comparable with bacon. ... Map showing Cappadocia as a province of the Armenian Empire under Tigranes the Great Photo of a 15th Century map showing Capadocia. In ancient geography, Cappadocia (or Capadocia) (from Persian: Katpatuka meaning the land of beautiful horses, Greek: Καππαδοκία; see also List of traditional Greek place names; Turkish Kapadokya) was an... Sinan should no be confused with Sinan Pasha. ...

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History

Kayseri has been a continuous settlement since 3000 BC. The city has been a vital trade center as it lies on what was the Great Silk Road. As being one of three oldest cities founded in Anatolia as well as its proximity to major trade routes, the city bears one of the oldest historical heritage on the planet. The Silk Road Silk Route redirects here. ...


There were three golden-age periods for Kayseri. First, dating back to 2000BC, city was the trade post between the Assyrians and the Hittite empire. Second golden age was lived during 200-300AD under Roman rule; at one point the population of the city was almost half a million. Third golden age is during the reign of Seljuks, when the city was the second capital of the state. Hittites is the conventional English-language term for an ancient people who spoke an Indo-European language and established a kingdom centered in Hattusa (the modern village of Boğazköy in todayss north-central Turkey), through most of the second millennium BC. The Hittite kingdom, which at... The Seljuk Turks (Turkish: Selçuk; Arabic: سلجوق Saljūq, السلاجقة al-Salājiqa; Persian: سلجوقيان Saljūqiyān; also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuq) were a major branch of...


The 1500-year-old Roman castle is still standing in a good shape at the central square of the city. The short-lived Seljuk rule left large number of historical landmarks; historical buildings such as Hunad-Hatun complex, Kilicarslan mosque, The Grand Mosque and Gevher Nesibe asylum also belong to the Seljuq Era. The Grand Bazaar dates from the latter part of the 1800s, but the adjacent Caravanserai (where merchant traders gathered before forming a caravan) dates from around 1500. An Armenian church from the 19th century still operates as a church, another from the same period is used as a gymnasium. However, apart from these few, large, religious and secular constructions, most of Kayseri is modern: the town's older districts (which were filled with ornate mansion-houses mostly dating from the 18th and 19th centuries) were subjected to wholesale demolitions starting in the 1970s.[1] The city is famous for its carpet sellers, and a range of carpets and rugs can be purchased reasonably ranging from new to 50 or more years old. Seljuk princess, the daughter of Kılıçarslan II and the sister of Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev I. Gevher Nesibe Sultan fell in love with the chief of the cavalry soldiers of the palace. ... A carpet is any loom-woven, felted textile or grass floor covering. ...


For its earliest history, see Caesarea Mazaca. Caesarea Mazaca (modern Kayseri) is an ancient town of Anatolia which served as the residence of the kings of Cappadocia. ...


Industry

Kayseri received remarkable public investments in the 1920s and 1930s. Sumer Textile and Kayseri Tayyare Fabrikasi (airplane builder) were established during the early Republican Era with the help of German and particularly Russian experts. The latter manufactured first "made in Turkey" planes in 1940s. During the multi party era the city suffered from a decrease in the amount of public investment, although Kayseri Seker Fabrikasi was established in 1955. It was, however, in those years that local businessmen and merchants transformed into countrywide capitalists. Families such as Sabanci, Has, Dedeman and Ozilhan who started out as small-scale merchants in the city of Kayseri became prominent actors in the Turkish economy. However, these families soon transferred their headquarters to major cities such as Istanbul and Adana. Thanks to the economic liberalization policy that was introduced by Prime Minister Turgut Özal in the 1980s, a new wave of merchants and industrialists from Kayseri joined their predecessors from the 1950s and 1960s. These new industrialists, however, mostly chose Kayseri as their base of operation. Hasyuncu, Boydak and Altop are among the families who expanded their business in the 1980s and 1990s. As a consequence of the infrastructural amelioration, the city has achieved a remarkable industrial growth since 2000. Today, Kayseri appears to be a paradise for small and medium scale enterprises.


Transport

A view of Kayseri City Centre from Mimar Sinan Park
A view of Kayseri City Centre from Mimar Sinan Park

The city is served by Erkilet International Airport and the International Air Transport Association symbol for the airport is ASR. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 140 KB) Summary Photo Taken by Metin KILINÇ from kayseriliyim. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 140 KB) Summary Photo Taken by Metin KILINÇ from kayseriliyim. ... Erkilet International Airport is a small airport located in the Kayseri Province area of Turkey. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organisation of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The airport is approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) away from downtown. There are several flights per day to Istanbul airport which is Turkey's premium air transportation hub. As Turkish air transportation sector realizes ultra fast growth, thanks to new policies of central government, new flights from Kayseri to several spots in Turkey are soon to be expected.


City is connected to the rest of country with railroad service. There are four trains per day to Ankara. To the east there are two branches: one to Kars and Dogukapi toward Armenia, and another to Tatvan on the west shore of Lake Van. However, given the low quality service and old trains with slow speed in Turkey, the passengers should avoid railway transportation. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after İstanbul. ... Kars (Armenian: Կարս) is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of the Kars Province, formerly at the head of a sanjak in the Turkish vilayet of Erzurum. ... Tatvan is the capital city of the identically named district of Bitlis Province in eastern Turkey. ... Lake Van from space, September 1996 Lake Van Landsat photo Lake Van (Turkish: Van Gölü, in Armenian: Վանա լիճ) is the largest lake in Turkey, located in the far east of the country. ...


Since city is located in the center of the country, transportation via cars and buses may seem highly efficient. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Ankara, approximately 3 hours to Mediterranean shores and 45 minutes from ancient Cappadocia. The symbol of the city, Mount Erciyes, which is a famous ski center in winters and trekking spot in summers, is only 30 minutes away from city centre. Map showing Cappadocia as a province of the Armenian Empire under Tigranes the Great Photo of a 15th Century map showing Capadocia. In ancient geography, Cappadocia (or Capadocia) (from Persian: Katpatuka meaning the land of beautiful horses, Greek: Καππαδοκία; see also List of traditional Greek place names; Turkish Kapadokya) was an...


The transportation within the city relies mostly on buses, dolmuş, and personal vehicles. A light rail transit system called Kayseray is under construction and is expected to open in two years. An articulated bus operated by the CTA in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A Go North East Bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England A bus is a large road vehicle intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A train of Light Rail, KCRC, Hong Kong. ...


Sport

The city has two major Turkish association football (soccer) teams; Kayserispor and Kayseri Erciyesspor. These two soccer teams are currently in the "super league" of Turkey The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... Kayserispor is a Turkish sports club based in Kayseri. ... Kayseri Erciyesspor is a Turkish sports club based in Kayseri. ...


Trivia

The world's biggest nose record is also held by Kutlay Akpinar who is from Kayseri.


Kayseri Lisesi High School is one of the oldest high-schools in Turkey established in 1893. Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ...


Former Turkish prime minister and president Turgut Özal is a graduate of Kayseri Lisesi. Current foreign minister Abdullah Gul is a graduate of Kayseri Lisesi. Turgut Özal was a Turkish political leader, Prime minister and 8th president of Turkey. ... Abdullah Gül (José Cruz/ABr, 2006) Abdullah Gül with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice while visiting the White House in July 2003 Abdullah Gül (born 29 October 1950) is a Turkish politician. ...


The building that hosts Kayseri Lisesi was arranged to host the grand national assembly during the independence war Kurtulus Savasi when the Greek army nearly captured Ankara, the capital.


In the 4th century the city becomes central in early Christianity when St. Basil the Great establishes an ecclesiastical centre here.[2] As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Basil (ca. ...


In 2000 the private Kilicaslan High School in Kayseri and Anatoli College in Salonica became sister schools. This article is about the year 2000. ... The White Tower The Arch of Galerius Map showing the Thessaloníki prefecture Thessaloníki (Θεσσαλονίκη) is the second-largest city of Greece and is the principal city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia. ...


Kayseri is famous for its mantı, pastırma and sucuk. Mantı as served in Turmenistan today Mantı is a Turkish food, similar to ravioli. ... Pastırma is a highly seasoned, air-dried cured beef in the cuisines of the former Ottoman countries. ... Soujouk (sucuk in Turkish, суджук in Bulgarian, Õ½Õ¸Ö‚Õ»Õ¸Ö‚Õ­ (soujoukh) in Armenian, سجق (sujuq) in Arabic) or sujuq is a type of sausage eaten in many countries. ...


Notable Kayserians

Abdullah Gül (José Cruz/ABr, 2006) Abdullah Gül with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice while visiting the White House in July 2003 Abdullah Gül (born 29 October 1950) is a Turkish politician. ... Sibel Kekilli with Birol Ünel in Gegen die Wand. ... Elia Kazan, (Greek Ηλίας Καζάν), (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American film and theatre director and producer. ... Sakip Sabanci (Turkish spelling: Sakıp Sabancı), (born 7 April 1933 - died April 10, 2004) prominent Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist. ... Sinan should no be confused with Sinan Pasha. ... Basil (ca. ... The Cappadocian Fathers are the 4th century church fathers Basil the Great, Gregory Nazianzen, and Basils brother Gregory of Nyssa, who made major contributions to the definition of the Trinity finalized at the First Council of Constantinople in 381 and the Nicene Creed. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] Traditional houses in Kayseri

External links

  • Kayseriliyim.com Portal with news and Photos from the city
  • Armenian history and presence in Kayseri/Gessaria
  • The Armenian church of St. Gregory in Kayseri
  • Online Kayseri


Shows the Location of Kayseri province Districts of Kayseri Flag of Turkey

Akkışla | Bünyan | Develi | Felahiye | Hacılar | İncesu | Kocasinan | Melikgazi | Özvatan | Pınarbaşı | Sarıoğlan | Sarıs | Talas | Tomarza | Yahyalı | Yeşilhisar Image File history File links Kayseri_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... The Kayseri Province, in central Turkey, is an area that has been linked with mythological stories as well as important figures in Turkish history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Akkışla is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Bünyan is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Develi is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Felahiye is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Hacılar is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Ä°ncesu is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Kocasinan is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Melikgazi is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Özvatan is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Pınarbaşı is a district of Kastamonu Province of Turkey. ... SarıoÄŸlan is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Sarıs is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Talas is a town in central Anatolia and a district of Kayseri Province in Turkey. ... Tomarza is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... Yahyalı is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ... YeÅŸilhisar is a district of Kayseri Province of Turkey. ...



Coordinates: 38°44′N 35°29′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kayseri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (919 words)
Kayseri (Greek: Καισάρεια), in the antiquity Mazaka and later Caesarea, is an industrialized city in Turkey that is famous for Mount Erciyes.
The city's population is around 500,000 whereas the population of the Kayseri Province is 1,094,000 (official census department estimates for 2004).
Kayseri Lisesi High School is one of the oldest high-schools in Turkey established in 1893.
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Kayseri is a city having some parts of its land in East Anatolia and Akdeniz regions, and some bigger parts of its land is in Inner Anatolia region.
Kayseri then was a big city with a population of four hundred thousand peopleand with its palaces, libraries, guesthouses, leprosy hospital, churches, etc. Kayseri was exposed to the short termed invasions of the Arabics in the years 691 and 721, and has been included in the Turkish land since after the victory of Malazgirt.
Kayseri was dominated by Eretna Beyligi in 1343 and by the Ottomans in 1398.
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