Karaman

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Karaman

(kärämän`), town (1990 pop. 76,682), S central Turkey, at the northern foot of the Taurus Mts. 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 cent. Karaman has retained ruins of the Karamanid castle and of two fine mosques.
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Karaman

 

a city in southern Turkey, in Konya Vilayet on the Konya-Adana railroad line. Population, 35, 000 (1970). Industry includes a textile factory and flour mills. The city is the commercial center for an agricultural region producing grains and wool.

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