Nevsehir

NEVSEHIR

Nevşehir, formerly Muşkara, is a city and the capital district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. According to the 2010 census, population of the district is 117,890 of which 85,634 live in the city of Nevşehir. The district covers an area of 535 km2 (207 sq mi), and the town lies at an average elevation of 1,224 m (4,016 ft).

The city is located at a distance of 290 km (180 mi) from the capital Ankara, and is within the historical region of Cappadocia.

The traditional main sources of income of the city, carpet weaving and viticulture have been overtaken by tourism, because of its proximity to the underground shelters, the fairy chimneysmonasteriescaravanseraisand the famous rock-hewn churches of Goreme.

Nevsehir Pictures Gallery

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