Before we mention the history of Sivrihisar, let’s get to know Sivrihisar a little; Sivrihisar is the largest district of Eskisehir. The district centre is on the intersection of Ankara, Eskişehir and İzmir highways. It stands out with its pointed cliffs rising towards the sky on the edge of a volcanic rock mass, which is the extension of Mountain Çal. The district was named after these cliffs. At the Hisarönü-Balkayasi location of the cliffs, the Eskişehir Archeology Museum Directorate found a painted rock picture. Scene of horse, human and dog figures are painted on the rock surface painted in red.
Sivrihisar is the biggest district of Eskişehir, while taking firm steps forward on the way of being a brand city in tourism. It stands out with its pointed cliffs rising towards the sky on the edge of a volcanic rock mass, which is the extension of Mountain Çal. The district is on the intersection of Ankara, İzmir and Eskişehir highways. Sivrihisar is located 100 km, 135 km, 120 km, 448 km, 427 km and 520 km away from Eskişehir, Ankara, Afyonkarahisar, İzmir and Çanakkale, respectively.

SİVRİHİSAR is an undiscovered tourism city with original architectural texture, historical artifacts, notable natives, cultural values, outdoor sports, natural and wild life, flora and fauna including endemic species as well as being the Centre of Earth which is suggested by the Nasreddin Hodja. Sivrihisar, while attracting attention of the visitors with its many heritages, which have taken over from the Phrygians, Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans at the crossing point of historical roads, will give the feeling of the time has frozen in Pessinuss, where the famous royal road passes and the Cybele temple is located, Balıkdamı Bird Paradise, where birds from the three continents stop, Armenian Church Surp Yerortuyun, which Anatolia’s second largest church, and in tens of historic mosques, fountains, Turkish baths and old streets, especially the Great Mosque with Anatolia’s largest wooden pillars.

Sivrihisar, with pearl earring, a cebe, and five-chimney rug, carries the characteristics of a rich culinary culture due to being a place visited by various civilizations for centuries.

Sivrihisar is a stop-point for travelers, those who have fallen on the roads with the desire to explore, seeking fresh flavors, want to walk through the footsteps of history, and seeking peace.

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  • District Population: 21.265 (10.678 MEN 10.587 WOMEN) in the YEAR 2015
  • Area: 2.987 km²
  • Elevation: 856 m
  • Coordinates: N 39° 26’ 23’’
    E 31° 31’ 48’’

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General Information

  • Country: Turkey
  • Region: Central Anatolia
  • Province: Eskişehir
  • Postal Code: 26600
  • Area Code: 0222
  • License Plate: 26
  • DISTRICT has 78 neighborhoods.
  • Elevation of the District center: 1.100m (3.609 ft)
  • Annual Average Temperature is 10-120C.

The highest and lowest temperature values are observed as 39.1 C and -26.3 C.

Sivrihisar District is located in the Northwestern region of Central Anatolia. Sivrihisar neighbors to the geographical regions of Black Sea from the North, Marmara from the Northwest, and Aegean from the West and the South.

Although a large part of its land seems like flat, high mountains and rocks in places disturb the plain structure of the land. The most important heights are the Sivrihisar Mountains. The highest one of these mountains is the Mountain Çal. Other important mountains and hills are Arayıt Mountain, Boztepe, Büvelik Hill and Yediler Hills. Sakarya River is the main stream of our district.

  • 5000-3000 BC  Chalcolithic Age

    This picture dated to the Chalcolithic Age is important not only in the Sivrihisar region, but also because it is the first and only known example in Central Anatolia, for now. Archaeological surveys indicate that the Sivrihisar region was intensely inhabited during the Bronze Ages. The region has also been the main settlement area of ​​Phrygia, the powerful kingdom of the Iron Age. Beautiful examples of Phrygian settlement and rock monuments located on the rocky slopes of the Sivrihisar Mountains. Pessinus (Ballıhisar) city founded by the Phrygian king Midas is here. The famous Persian King Road of the era passes through Pessinus in the district borders.

  • 1st-15th Century BC Byzantine and Roman Empire Periods

    The district preserves its commercial and military significance in Roman and Byzantine period. The name of the settlement located at the castle and its skirts in the northwest of the district centre was Spaleia in this era. Sivrihisar enters under the domination of Seljuks in 1074. In this period, a reconstruction movement starts in the Karahisar district, which was named in this era, and many mosques, madrasa, Turkish bath are built.

  • 14th century and after After the Anatolian Seljuk Empire

    The region, which ruled by the Ilkhanids after the collapse of the Anatolian Seljuk State in 1308, remained within the boundaries of one of the Turkmen seigniorities, which declared their independence after this Empire’s effect has diminished in Anatolia, the Germiyan Seigniority, whose centre was in Kütahya. During the reign of Sultan Murad I., it has been a district connected to the central government of the province of Ankara. It has connected to Eskişehir in 1912.

District lands, which were occupied by Greeks after the World War I, got free from the occupation on 20 September 1921.

Sivrihisar, with pearl earring, a cebe, and five-chimney rug, carries the characteristics of a rich culinary culture due to being a place visited by various civilizations for centuries. Sivrihisar is the stop for travelers, those who have fallen on the roads with the desire to explore, seek fresh flavors, want to walk through the footsteps of history, and seek peace.

Sivrihisar Foods; The district carries the characteristics of a rich culinary culture due to opening its doors to various civilizations throughout history and being a frequent destination for various civilizations for centuries. Sivrihisar has grown up and developed with food cultures of various civilizations by the fact it’s being in the key zone of our homeland and located on the passage from north to south and from east to west. Historical riches and various cultures living in Sivrihisar have developed a culinary culture of eating and drinking and added wealth to our adorable city. Exquisite flavors are waiting for you in Sivrihisar.

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