Once a district of Konya, Karaman is in the south of central Anatolia, Turkey, at the northern foot of the Taurus mounts. The ancient Laranda, Karaman was renamed after the chieftain of a Turkic tribe who conquered the city c.1250 and set up the independent Muslim state of Karamania, which at one time comprised most of Asia Minor. A successor state of the Seljuk empire, Karamania existed until its final subjugation by the Ottoman Turks in the late 15th century. Karaman has retained ruins of the Karamanid castle and of two fine mosques. Karaman is formed by Karaman (center), Ayranci, Ermenek and Kâzimkarabekir districts. Some sites of Interest and history are; Gökçe forest recreation area, Maraspoli Cave, Kraman, Ermenek (Firan) and Mennan castles, Binbirkilise, Hatuniye, Emir Musa, Ibrahim Bey old theological schools (medrese) for alm and Tol Medrese, Gaferyad (Ermenek, Kâzimkarabekir) and Yollarbasi (Ilisra) village Grand Mosques, Haci Beyler, Aktekke (Valide Sultan), Arapzade, Pasha, Dikbasan (Fasih), Akçasehir, Sipas and Mimar Emir Rüstem Pasha mosques, Yunus Emre Mosque and Lodge, small mosque of Seyh Çelebi and Akça Mescit, Karamanoglu alm house and mausoleum, Biçakçi Bridge and Ala Bridge, Fountain With Seven Sprouts, Karaman Museum, Canhasan - Center - Alçatiköyü, Karadag Thousand Churches - Center - Madensehir, Üçkuyu Village. This province is also famous with its special breed of sheep and delicious yogurt.
Local Weather Condition
Latitude(° ' ) Longitude(° ' ) PoR (year) E (m) M C (0-10) M H (%) MRF (mm) DwR PWD MWS (m/sn) H T (°C) M Tmax (°C) M Tmin (°C) L T (°C) M T (°C) DwS DwoS
37 12 33 13 42 1025 5.8 71 38.7 8.3 SW 3.2 25 12.4 0.7 -10.8 6.1 4.9 8.1
PoR : Period of Record (year) E : Elevation (m) M C : Mean Cloud (0-10) M H : Mean Humidity (%)
M R F : Mean Rain Fall (mm) DwR : Days with rain PWD : Prevail wind direction MWS : Mean wind speed (m/sn)
H T : Highest T (°C) M Tmax : Mean Tmax (°C) M Tmin : Mean Tmin (°C) L T : Lowest T (°C)
M T : Mean T (°C) DwS : Days with Sun DwoS : Days without Sun