History of the city BC It dates back to 3000 years. B.C. In the early period of 2000, the settlement, which was under the rule of Hattiler, In the mid-2nd millennium, he was under the control of the Hittites. When the Hittite state was demolished, The settlement was under the rule of Phrygia around the year 1000. During the Phrygian period, the castle was given the name “Akronium,” which was later used in the city. B.C. Towards the end of the 6th century, the rule of the Phrygian was over, and Persia dominated the settlement. Persian rule, BC King of Macedon III in 333. The Battle of Issos made with Alexandros ‘ was ended with the defeat. The Roman Empire has dominated B.C. 30the region that was inhabited since its inception. During the Romans, the settlement was named “Akroenos.” With the division of the Roman Empire in 395 AD, the settlement remained in the territory of the Byzantine Empire, and the settlement was given the name “Akronion”

Towards the end of the 12th century, the settlement passed to the Turkish sovereignty. As a result of the defeat of the Anatolian Seljuk State in the Kösedağ Battle, the region vizier Tawhid Atah Fahreddin, who was in Afyon, was given the control of Ali and the Sâhib Ataoğulları Principality was founded in 1275 in Afyonkarahisar. In 1341, the settlement which joined the lands of Germiyanoğulları Beylik passed through the Ottoman domination in 1390. 1402 As a result of the Battle of Ankara, Afyonkarahisar was again captured by the Germiyanoğulları. II. Yakub Bey ‘s placement on the will 1429 he re-joined Ottoman rule.

In the Ottoman period, the priority was the settlement named as the sanjak center in the name of “Karahisar-i Devil”, “Karahisar” and “Karahisar-i Sahib” and in the documents of 1684, it started to be known as “Afyonkarahisar.” “The forces of Kavalalı İbrahim Pasha seized the settlement in 1833, but in the same year, it was again under the Ottoman rule.


With the Afyonkarahisar marble facilities, operation and processing of luxurious and high-quality marble beds in Afyonkarahisar, where 356 large and small marble operations are active as of 2005, has enabled the sector to develop rapidly. The food sector is well developed. Especially the creamy kadayıfı and Afyon Lokum are famous. Sausage is another essential food. He also made his name in the production of potatoes and eggs. Afyonkarahisar is less industrialized than its surroundings in comparison to its location and population. Despite being included in the priority region in the development, it did not take a serious investment.

Ömer-Gecek, Hüdai, Heybeli, and Gazlıgöl thermal areas have been declared as Thermal Tourism Area by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In this context, many hotels and accommodation places have been put into service by the private sector for thermal tourism in recent years.



Currently in position as the city four a side rail transport bulunmaktadır.şehir railway first is still used today, the Ottoman Empire made as a result of its investments in these days Afyonşeh station as adlanlandırıl station kurulmuştur.ilerle year period of the Republic of Turkey as a result of investment in the railways which is Opium station building built and commissioned It was obtained.

Afyonkarahisar Ankara-Izmir high-speed train line work will result from the city high-speed train line will also pass through the city, and the city will install a high-speed train station. Studies are under TCDD control.


NATO ‘s 2nd and Turkey have the most significant military airport. However, it is not used for civil purposes. It is planned to benefit from Zafer Airport opened for service in November 2012 for public purposes. This airport is the 4th largest airport in Turkey. Has been opened for service on October 29, 2012. 39 km to Kütahya, 60 km to Afyonkarahisar, 103 km to Uşak and 113 km to Eskisehir.


As the city is located at a junction point, the route is straightforward and developed. The streets in the whole are in good condition. Besides public transportation is made by the autogas. Otogar Aftaş operates it.

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