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Konya, Republic of Turkey

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2016年2月16日

Profile of Konya

Konya city is the capital of Konya Province and a landlocked city located in the central south of Asia Minor Peninsula. It is a key road junction and a center of industries such as milling and cement production.

The city flourished as the capital of Seljuk Sultanate of Rum since late 11 century. It is also known for the bastion center of Mevlevi school of philosophy founded by Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rumi. There are numerous historical heritage sites from the Great Seljuk Empire such as the Mosque, the Mausoleum of Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rumî and the Archeological Museum. Catal Huyuk is located in the suburbs of Konya which is famous for being one of the oldest relics of human habitat.

Population: 740,000

Area: 38,873 km2

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Motivation and background

Triggered by the fact that Konya had hosted the 11th World Conference of Historical Cities in 2008, Kyoto and Konya started talking about establishing partnership relation. In 2009, the mayor of Kyoto visited Konya and signed the partner city agreement with the mayor of Konya.

Date of signing partner city agreement

December 12, 2009

Fields of exchange

Arts and culture

 


お問い合わせ先

International Relations Office
General Planning Bureau
City of Kyoto

Teramachi-Oike, Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto, Japan 604-8571
Tel:075-222-3072
Fax:075-222-3055
kokusai@city.kyoto.jp

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