Central Anatolia is a region of Turkey. It occupies country's central plateau, which is mostly a steppe. Apart from the obvious steppe landscapes and the moonscape of Cappadocia, Central Anatolia offers a wealth of sights dating back to a diverse array of civilizations.
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Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul.
Çavdarhisar is a Western Anatolian village of 2400 people, set in a kilometre-high plateau surrounded by mountains southwest of Kütahya.
Goreme is a town in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The town is centered in the middle of an internationally popular region that is best known for its natural rock formations, often called "fairy chimneys".
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Cappadocia is an area in Central Anatolia in Turkey best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks.
Konya is a city in Central Anatolia in Turkey, known as the city of whirling dervishes and for its outstanding Seljuk architecture.
Kütahya is a town in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Known for its colored tiles, Kütahya Faience, the town also serves as a base for the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Aizanoi, amongst the best preserved Roman ruins in the country.
Eskişehir, often known nationwide as the "students' city" due to the large numbers of students enrolling two local universities making up at least a tenth of its 600,000 residents, is a city in the northwestern part of the Central Anatolia.
Kayseri is a city in the Turkish region of Central Anatolia. Kayseri is an old and large city with a strong economy.
Sivas is a city in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, Turkey. Sivas is very old city in Anatolia.
Afyonkarahisar, also simply known as Afyon, is a city in the western part of Central Anatolia.
Sandıklı is a town in the western reaches of Central Anatolia. Sandıklı has a train station just across the highway from the town, on the exact opposite of the wide street which links the highway with the central square slightly uphill.
Divriği is a town in northeastern part of Central Anatolia, on the edge of Eastern Anatolia.
Çankırı is a city in northern Central Anatolia, Turkey. The quintessential Central Anatolian town with a mainly conservative population, Çankırı, home to about 70,000 people, is one of the smallest provincial capitals in Turkey.
Çatalhöyük is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Central Anatolian Turkey. 7500 B.C.
Aksaray is a city in Central Anatolia, close to the edge of what might be called as Greater Cappadocia area.
Kemerhisar is a town in Central Anatolia of Turkey, close to Niğde. Telephone code of the town is 388.