Isparta

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Isparta

(ĭspär`tä), city (1990 pop. 111,706), capital of Isparta prov., W central Turkey. It is a manufacturing center producing cotton, carpets, and attar of roses. A picturesque city, it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1889.

Isparta

 

a city in southwestern Turkey; administrative center of Isparta Vilayet. Population, 51,000 (1970). A railroad station and a trading center for the surrounding agricultural region (grain, oil-producing crops, grapes). Textile manufacture and production of rose oil are also found in Isparta. Sulfur is mined in the region. Isparta is one of the major centers of rug weaving.