Çumra

Çumra
—  District  —
Location of Çumra within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°34′N 32°46′E / 37.567°N 32.767°E / 37.567; 32.767
Country  Turkey
Province Konya
Government
 – Mayor Yusuf Erdem (MHP)
Elevation 1,020 m (3,346 ft)
Population (2000)[1]
 – District 104,576
 – Urban 42,308
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 42xxx
Area code(s) 0332
Licence plate 42
Website www.cumra.gov.tr

Çumra is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 104,576 of which 42,308 live in the town of Çumra.[1][2]

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Çumra town

The town of Çumra is at 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.575°N 32.77472°E / 37.575; 32.77472Coordinates: 37°34′30″N 32°46′29″E / 37.575°N 32.77472°E / 37.575; 32.77472 at an altitude of 1,020 m. It is an important stop on the Istanbul to Baghdad railway. It is central to the 500 km²/120,000 acre Çumra irrigation zone, in the Konya plain, that was established in 1912.[3]

History

Neolithic (c. 8000 BC) archaeological discoveries have been found at Çatalhöyük.[4]

In the 12th century the Konya plain experienced its second great cultural period, when the city became the capital of the Seljuk Turks.[4]

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