Konya is the largest city in Turkey in terms of its surface area and the seventh most populous one. Konya, which is composed of 31 districts, has a population of 2,130,544 according to TUIK’s 2015 data. Konya Municipality, which was established in 1830, has the status of "Metropolitan City" in accordance with the Law No. 3399 issued in 1987 and since 1989, municipal services have been carried out according to this status. By the Law No. 6360, the boundaries of the metropolitan municipality are provincial administrative boundaries.
Konya, one of the most developed cities of Turkey in terms of economy, is also important with its natural and historical richness. Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest settlements in the world, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city was the capital of the Anatolian Seljuks. A well-known Sufi, Rumi's tomb is in Konya. It is one of the most important industrial cities of Turkey.