Kırşehir facts for kids
|• District||1,677.67 km2 (647.75 sq mi)|
|• District density||76.7767/km2 (198.8508/sq mi)|
Kırşehir, formerly Mocissus, is a city in Turkey. It is the capital district of the Kırşehir Province. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district is 121,947 of which 105,826 live in the city of Kırşehir.
The history of Kırşehir dates back to the Hittites. During the period of the Hittites, the basin of Kırşehir was known as the country of "Ahiyuva", meaning "the Land of the Achaeans", as the Greeks were known to the Hitti. This basin also took the name Cappadocia at the time of the Romans and Byzantines.
In the 19th century, Kırşehir was attached to the sanjak of Ankara.
In the year 1921, Kırşehir was made capital of its own province. Kemal Atatürk visited the city in 1921 and 1931.
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