Kırşehir City Guide

Kırşehir is one of the most important historical and agricultural centers of Turkey. Today, Kırşehir has become a cultural capital of Turkey with rich historical background and magnificent buildings all around the city. Kırşehir’s economy is predominantly based on agriculture and animal husbandry. For this reason, the industrial sectors with the highest development potential are agriculture-based sectors. The abundance of milk and livestock breeding brings the milk and dairy products and meat sector to the fore in Kırşehir. Today, Kırşehir reached more than 240.000 population and started to be an important tourism destination of Turkey.

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

City name KIRŞEHİR
Region Central Anatolia
Population 242,938
Population Density 37/km2
Pop. Growth Rate 0,44%
Surface Area 6,544
Postal Code 40xxx
Area Code 386
GDP (Per capita) 10,060 $

Kaman is the biggest district of Kırşehir city with 35.000 population. The agricultural activities play an important role on the economy of districts.

The districts of Kırşehir are Akçakent, Akpınar, Boztepe, Çiçekdağı, Kaman and Mucur. You will find detailed information for all districts of Kırşehir in this guide.

Short History of Kırşehir

The history of Kırşehir begins to be remembered with the Hittites period. However, it is not yet known what the name of the province was then. The researches carried out in Kırşehir and its surroundings show that the history of the province dates back to the Old Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Later, Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans ruled in the region.
The Ahi community, which played a major role in the commercial and economic life of Anatolia for centuries, was established in Kırşehir in the 13th century. The foundation of Ahilik, which is a tradesmen organization, is based on integrity, mutual aid and respect.

Accommodation in Kırşehir will be important if you are not resident in this city. You can find a lot of hotel alternatives in different areas of Kırşehir thanks to the increasing tourism investments at the last years.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Kırşehir or real estate for rent in Kırşehir , you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Kırşehir, the prices of houses for sale increased by 17.58% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 150 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of August 2020, the districts that gained the most value in Kırşehir for housing were Kaman, Çiçekdağı, Mucur, respectively.

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Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Kırşehir ? In Kırşehir, there are 5 state hospitals , 1 training and research hospital and 2 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city. 

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Road Transportation

Located in the middle of Central Anatolia Region Kirsehir, from east to west, located on the north southbound highway transportation network is therefore between cities can be reached Turkey’s easiest. The Ankara-Kayseri road, which is one of the important highways connecting the western regions to the east, passes through Kırşehir. Kırşehir Bus Station is located in the city center.

Air Transportation

The easiest transportation to Kırşehir is by road. The nearest railway is in Yerköy with 70 km. The closest airport is Nevşehir Cappadocia Airport in Tuzköy. Nevşehir 91 km, Kayseri 134 km and Ankara Esenboğa Airport is 200 km away from Kırşehir.

Railway Transportation

Today, there is no train line in Kırşehir. But, the Kırşehir – Aksaray – Ulukışla Fast Train Line is under construction and it’s expected to complete in 2022.

Kesikköprü Caravanserai, which is a good example of Kırşehir’s historical places, can be an alternative for the places to visit in Kırşehir. It is one of the most well-known architectural structures in the city. Access to the caravanserai, which attracts attention with its 800 years of history, is very easy. Kalehöyük Archeology Museum was established in 2009 under the leadership of Japan in Kaman district of Kırşehir, with the Cultural Heritage Preservation Program. Mucur Underground City, which has shed light on the history of Kırşehir, is one of the must-see regions on your trip to Kırşehir. This underground city, which was used as a shelter for the people during the wars in the Roman period, is an enormous sightseeing point worth seeing with its fascinating air. Cacabey Madrasah and Mosque is another important symbol of Kırşehir. The madrasah located in the city center of Kırşehir was built as an observatory madrasah in 1272 by Kırşehir governor Cacaoğlu Emir Nurettin during the time of Kılıçaslanoğlu Keyhüsrev during the Seljuk period. The work was later converted into a mosque.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Kırşehir” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Kırşehir” questions in this guide. 

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There are only one state university located in Kırşehir named as Ahi Evran University.

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