Isparta City Guide

Isparta City Guide

Isparta is located in the Mediterranean Region and has become one of the most important agricultural centers of Turkey with important rose production. Isparta economy continues with industry and rose cultivation. The world’s best quality roses are grown in Isparta. In addition to rose cultivation, rose oil is produced. Rose oil production is of great importance in the sector. Turkey’s one of the biggest cement factory in Isparta is located in. Isparta’s handicrafts date back to Central Asia. Carpet and rug weaving is at an advanced level in Isparta. Turkey is famous worldwide and Isparta carpets and rugs.

Check out the most comprehensive Isparta city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Isparta” or “How to get to Isparta ?” in this guide.

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)




50 / km2

0,79 %

8.913 km2




12.447 $

The most developed part of the city is city center with more than 250.000 population. On the other hand, Yalvaç and Eğirdir are the biggest districts of Isparta with developed agricultural facilities. Isparta has 13 districts totally.

The districts of Isparta are Aksu, Yenişarbademli, Yalvaç, Uluborlu, Sütçüler, Senirkent, Şarkikaraağaç, Keçiborlu, Gönen, Gelendost, Atabey and Eğirdir. You will find detailed information for all districts of Isparta in this guide.

Short History of Isparta

The settlement history of Isparta dates back to the Paleolithic period. Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Macedonians, Roman and Pergamon Kingdom, Seljuks, Hamitoğulları and Ottomans lived. Isparta Central, which joined the Ottoman lands, joined the administration as a sanjak of the Anatolian Province, whose center was Kütahya. Isparta gaining importance as the center of the Hamitili Sanjak started from the period of Suleiman the Magnificent. The order of the starboard and the city began to deteriorate from the end of the 16th century, and it was damaged during the “Celali Rebellions” in the early 18th century and the “Great Escapees Period” that followed these uprisings. Isparta is one of the regions that were not occupied in Anatolia, which was divided by the Entente States with the Treaty of Sevres. Italians occupying the triangle of Antalya, Burdur and Konya could not enter Isparta, and Demiralay, consisting of Isparta, stopped the Greek forces. With the proclamation of the Republic, it became a province.

Accommodation in Isparta will be important if you are not resident in this city. We can say it’s possible to find different hotel alternatives in different districts of Isparta.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Isparta or real estate for rent in Isparta , you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Isparta, the prices of houses for sale increased by 14.52% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 129 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of July 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Isparta for residential properties were Eğirdir, Atabey, Şarkikaraağaç, Uluborlu in descending order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Isparta? In Giresun, there are 5 state hospitals and 2 private hospitals.

Road Transportation

There are direct buses to the neighboring provinces Antalya, Burdur, Konya and Afyonkarahisar by road, as well as direct buses to big cities such as Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir several times a day. Due to the fact that Isparta is on the Izmir-Konya and Ankara-Antalya line, various bus companies stop by and provide transportation to other distant provinces apart from large settlement centers.

Air Transportation

It’s possible to find regular flights from Istanbul to Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Isparta” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Isparta” questions in this guide. Isparta is known as “Country of Roses”, so there are a lot of amazing places to visit all around the city. Egirdir Lake is the fourth largest lake in Turkey, with an area of 482 km2. The part on the north side of the lake is named Hoyran Lake. The lake can take on different colors depending on the nature and the sky. Since Eğirdir Lake is quite large, it contains two islands called Yeşilada and Can Ada. If you are especially interested in ancient buildings and historical artifacts, we can say that this museum is for you. The construction of the building was finished in 1984. Isparta Museum, which is an Ethnography and Archeology museum, is divided into 4 sections. Lamps, saddles, shepherd’s belongings, musical instruments and handwritings worn by women from the old houses of the region are also exhibited in this museum. The artifacts unearthed in the excavations are also displayed in the museum in chronological order.

Kızıldağı National Park is a place where you can refresh yourself and recharge. This is the only national park in our country with blue-leaved cedar forests. There are walking paths, picnic areas and places where you can set up tents and camp in the forest. Eğirdir Castle is one of the most magnificent buildings of Isparta, where many civilizations lived in ancient times. The castle, known to be built in the 4th century BC, has managed to survive until today by defying the years.

There are only one state university located in Isparta named as Süleyman Demirel University.


Enes Sahin

Hello, I am Enes, I write content for Expat Guide Turkey every day. Don't forget to check it out! You can contact me via e-mail


  1. Hi, we are in Isparta for a couple of days. How easy is it to find an english speaking guide for the city?

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