Location in Turkey

Coordinates: 37°43′N 33°03′E / 37.717°N 33.050°E / 37.717; 33.050Coordinates: 37°43′N 33°03′E / 37.717°N 33.050°E / 37.717; 33.050
Country  Turkey
Province Konya Province
District Karatay
Elevation 1,005 m (3,300 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 6,215
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 42290
Area code(s) 0332
Licence plate 42

İsmil is a town in Konya Province, Turkey.


İsmil is a town in Karatay district. (Karatay is an intracity district of Greater Konya.) The town is at 37°43′N 33°03′E / 37.717°N 33.050°E / 37.717; 33.050. It is a few kilometers south of the Turkish state highway D-330 which connects Konya to Adana. The highway distance to Konya is about 60 km (37 mi). The population is 6215 as of 2011 [1]


The first mention of İsmil in historical records was in the 15th century with reference to the farm of İsmil. The farm was owned by a certain İsmail of Khorasan indicating that the original population of the settlement was Turkmens from Khorasan. In the 17th century there is another record about the marsh area around ismil. In 1956 Ismail was declared a seat of township.[2]


Wheat and sugar beet are the main crops of the town. The town also expects revenue from thermal springs around the town when the accomandation infrastructure, now under construction, will be completed.


  1. Statistical Institute
  2. Mayor’s page (Turkish)
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