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Nigde , Turkey ‘s Central Anatolia Region ‘s southeast and Cappadocia center located in Nigde are administrative units within the city. The 2016 population of Niğde province with an altitude of 1.229 m is 346.114. Aksaray , Nevsehir , Kayseri and Konya, Nigde neighboring provinces in the south Bolkar Mountains with Mersin from the province, southeast and east Aladağlar ‘s natural borders formed by the Adana separated from the province. Çamardı and Ulukışla districts are located in the Mediterranean region.

Thermal resources, historical sites, rich historical texture, natural beauty, mountain and winter tourism facilities are the important elements that make the city tourism center.

The main source of income for the people is agriculture and animal husbandry. The number of apple trees is in the first place in the country ranking of Niğde. 25% of the potato production in the country is produced in this country. However, the Niğde Central Organize Industry, the Boron Leather Organize Industry, the carpet factory and other small industries are important employment areas for the people of Niğde. Niğde is an important ild in terms of traditional handicrafts. Nigde carpets produced in the province is to find customers in many countries.


It is suggested that the oldest name of the Niğde Province is Nahita or Nakita. This island was first encountered in Ibn Bidi.

The name Nakida was sometimes used as Nekide, in the 14th century the same word was written in arabic letters in Nikde and later in nikde. After the Republic, this name has been transformed into Niğde.

The first period

Mother of Mary smiling at the Roman monastery of the Roman monastery

We can obtain Bahçeli Köşk Höyüğü, Altunhisar Pınarbaşı Höyüğü, Çamardı Cellaler Höyüğü, Güllüdağ Örenye and Divaralı Höyüğü excavations, which are made in the information area of ​​ancient history of Niğde. Based on this information, it is possible to start Niğde History from 7000-5500 BC.

The Niğde region was referred to as the Tabal Territories because of its presence in the Tabal Confederation during the Hittite period . Tabal’s late Hittite period center was Tuvanuva (Tyana) today’s Kemerhisar.

The Ottoman Empire

An ancient view of the central district of Niğde

During the 19th century, Nigde Sanjak had undergone a political life and was not damaged by local uprisings in Central Anatolia, which were more influential in the north.

Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa, who was a grand vizier of the Ottoman state from the village of Muşkara of Ürgüp gave Nevşehir the rights to the guardians of the Nigde monuments, flourishing to his birth place and surroundings. Thus, the weight in the region is recorded towards Ürgüp and Nevşehir.

Niğde region was in the state of Karaman Nevşehir in the classical period of the Ottoman State. Niğde became the star center in 1849. In 1860, Niğde had 6 incidents: Merkez, Kırşehir, Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Aksaray and Yahyalı. In 1867 the names of the provinces in Niğde, Konya Province, a sanjak attached to the province. Konya province had a total of 5 sanjak, of which there were other Konya Centers in Içel, Hamidabad (Isparta) and Tekke (Antalya) in addition to Niğde. Niğde Sancağının total of five accidents were Niğde Merkez accident, Nevşehir, Kırşehir, Ürgüp (belonging to Yahya Urgup, which is a suburbs) and Aksaray.

In the records of 1877 it is seen that Nigde Sanjak preserved the situation in 1867. In this period, Niğde Sancağının is not a change in the number of accidents but it is seen that instead of Kırşehir, the boron accidents are connected to the crane.

Nigde Sanjak was still attached to Konya Province in 1892 and 1903. However, the total number of accidents in the fire increased from 5 to 8. These accidents are: 1- Nigde Central Accident, 2- Bor, 3- Nevşehir, 4- Urgup, 5- Aksaray, 6- Maden (Çamardı), 7- Şücaeddin (Ulukışla) and 8- Arapsun (Gülşehir).

After the Second Constitutional Monarchy , Niğde was brought to the status of an independent sanjak. In this period Niğde, the accident of independent sancağın other than the mine the same.

National Struggle period

Nigde National Struggle of the year was quite calm. As the foreign powers of the region could not be invaded, there was no witness of a few empty demonstrations in a powerful action against the Kuva-i National. The main military activity in the event was limited to logistical support given to Adana Kuva-i Milliysi. In the districts of Ulukışla, the French were in the attempt of occupation but were repelled by the local organization .

October 30, 1918 During the days of Mondoros Armistice, Niğde was the center of the same independent sancağ. There were 7 accidents with the central accident. These were Aksaray, Bor and Ulukışla and Gülşehir (Arapsun) Nevşehir and Urgup which were connected to Nevşehir İline this day. With a total population of around 290,000, the two biggest accidents of the sancağın were Central accident with Aksaray.

Cumhuriyet donemi

View of the western part of Niğde province center district from Niğde Kale Park (Clock Tower on the right)

The most important development is the separation of the province of Niğde and the province of Konya by the declaration of the Republic.

Starting with the national struggle period in Nigde ongoing civil republic and stability in the whole of Turkey as education, health, brought about great advances in social and cultural fields.

Niğde province, which has always embraced Ataturk and the Republic that he founded, and who always supports his continuation and continues his support, is the first city celebrating the declaration of the Republic with a ball.

In 1923, as Niğde province, it was attached to the administration of the republic. The Nevşehir District was separated from Niğde in 1954 as a province. The province of Aksaray was separated from Niğde on 15.06.1989 day and 3578 numbered province. With the same law, the farms and Altunhisar districts are also connected to Niğde by taking the district status.

In 1992, Niğde University was established with the departure of the faculties of Niğde, previously affiliated to Selçuk University.


The economy of Niğde depends on agriculture. 70% of active population goes to agriculture. Industrialization has begun to develop in recent years.


Niğde’s Çiftehan district is known for its tourism spots .


Niğde is among the 10 provinces of Anatolia which are regarded as wheat bean. Most apples are grown in Turkey in Sazlıca town in this province. After Elm, the market is famous. Niğde province is the 2nd place in white head cabbage production. Kaynarca cabbage is produced in Bor district of Niğde . Cabbage agriculture is concentrated around the village of Kaynarca. In addition, legumes, sunflowers, potatoes, wheat, barley, rye, beans, chickpeas, garlic and sugar beets are also grown.

Vegetables do not matter. But fruit is advanced. The central district, Bor, Çamardı and Kemerhisar have large apple gardens. Misket apple is famous.

Viticulture is also important. In Central Anatolia, grape is the leading figure in growing. Fertilization, irrigation, the use of modern farming vehicles and medication are increasing rapidly. Every kind of yield increases from senna to senna.


Sheep breeding is important. The number of cattle is also increasing.


The presence of forest in Niğde province is very few. Forests and bushes cover 3% of provincial lands. The most common types of trees are beech, oak, pine, ash and root. The forests in the foothills of the Aladagas cover more than 2400 hectares. 4 thousand m³ of wood in the Senya and 5 thousand sterling firewood are obtained.


Niğde province is very rich in terms of fortune. The main fortress reserves are iron, zinc, lead, mercury, tungsten, copper, sulfur, silver, gold, antimony, kaolin and gypsum. However, the iron ore beds are iron, zinc, antimony, kaolin and gypsum. The gypsum of Ulukisla is covered by Azot Sanâyi A.Ş. Operating. Approximately 100 thousand tons of gypsum is removed at the Sen.


A view from Ulukışla town is an intersection point of Ulukışla iron and roads.

It is the junction point of important railways and highways connecting Niğde province, Central Anatolia and North and West Anatolia to the south and east. Turkey has contacts with the dörty NEW transportation. In terms of railway, it is on the railway linking Western Anatolia to our eastern and southern illusions, Syria and Iraq. The Konya-Adana railway is divided into two in the south of Niğde. One arm goes to Adana in Kayseri. Ulukisla-Bor-Niğde is on the railway to Kayseri. The E-5 highway connecting Ankara to Adana passes through Ulukışla. There are two here, one goes to Icel and the other goes to Niğde

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In Niğde province, the industry started to develop after the 1980s and especially in the last years. In 1964, while the workplace was 3, employing more than 10 workers, this number has exceeded 50 today.

Major industrial establishments; cement factories, flour factories, flour factories, flour factories, cheese-butter factories, Niğde Fruit Juice and Gida Sanayii A.ş., concrete mast factories, briquet-brick factories, Ulukışla Gypsum Factory, automobile spare parts (rotbai, rotel and rod bar) The factory that built it and the Birko Carpet Factory. There is also a water factory in Tekirdir in Niğde. Construction of a natural mineral water production facility under the same brand name is also continuing at the fastest pace.

Niğde Gazozu

one of the oldest carbonated beverage produced in Turkey.

Production was started in 1962 by Ismet Olcay in a shop of 44 square meters. Niğde Cereal is produced today by Nigde Soft Drink and Food Industry Trade Limited Company with a capacity of over 8 million bottles per year. It is a little sugar and contains raspberry flavor.


Niğdec culture was influenced by Konya and Kayseri ills of inner Anatolia region and Adana and Mersin cultures of Eastern Mediterranean region.

Local Codification

Women wear two different kinds of clothes they wear to wear on special occasions called the person’s day-home dress . In the past, they used to write on their heads, wear their necks, wear bindings on them. The foot was worn on the goalkeeper .

Men were wearing fez with tassels on their heads. He was wearing armpit and armor on it. He’s got a wallet. The shoulder heads extend like arms. Breast processing. Shalwar’s pocket mouths and sides are processing. The socks were worn on the wool and the foot was worn with calico shoes, yemeni or sandal.

Local games

Niğde ili folk dances and folk are also very rich in terms of Turkish people. Music; soft, intimate and enthusiastic. In Niğde, “Halay” is called Regiment and it is the most holding game. Other games are; Niğde Bağları, Çekin Alay Düzülsün, Hop Cilveli, Hop Dündarlı, Develi, Ansam, Hora, Tombili, Ufacık, Menberli, Sarıyıldız, Naciye, Kanacak, 3 Foot and Topal Running.

Nigde dishes

Some special dishes and desserts unique to the Niğde region are listed below:

Nigde tavası, chopped onion, chopped noodles, walnut noodles, tandoori and dish potatoes, zomu, mangrove soup, soup soup, grilled soup, loquat soup, yoghurt soup, milk soup, chickpea soup, beet soup, noodle pilaf , tarhana soup, couscous pilaf and soup, grape barrels, zucchini meatballs, zucchini musk, pickles, tirit, rotting, valuing, sweet havu, ayvan baranasi, onion bread, gourd, paparazzi , egg beans, slippery, famous dishes.


Paluza, Vaccine soup, Spoon slippery, Dried apricot dessert, hot soup, sweet pastry, yellow cherry jam. [25]


Professor Dr. According to Leyla Karahan ‘s Classification of Anatolian Dialects , Türkçenin is used in the western Anatolian dialects used in Niğde and is located in Ankara , Haymana , Balâ , Şereflikoçhisar , Çubuk , Kalecik , Kırıkkale , Kızılırmak , Çorum , Yozgat , Kırşehir , Nevşehir , Kayseri , Şarkışla and Gemerek regions. It is the same sub-class as the spoken mouth.

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