settlement_type = District
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = TUR
subdivision_name1 = Central Anatolia
subdivision_name2 = Nevşehir
map_caption =Location of Ürgüp within Turkey.
official_name = Ürgüp
image_caption = Hotels built within caves in Ürgüp
population_total = 38004
population_urban = 14538
population_as_of = 2000
population_density_km2 = 67.5
area_total_km2 = 563
latd = 38
latm = 38
latNS = N
longd = 34
longm = 55
longEW = E
elevation_m = 1043
postal_code = 50xxx
area_code = 0384
blank_info = 50
leader_name = Recep Soytürk
leader_name1 = Kasım Uğur
website = [http://www.urgup.gov.tr/ www.urgup.gov.tr]
Ürgüp (Greek: Προκόπιο / Prokópio or Προκόπι / Prokópi, _ot. Burgut Kalesi) is a town and district of
Nevşehir Provincein the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Located in the historical region of Cappadocia, it is renowned for its nightlife and for its good adjustment to tourism, making it a popular night stop for Cappadociatourists. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 38,004 of which 14,538 live in the town of Ürgüp.cite web|url=http://www.die.gov.tr/nufus_sayimi/2000tablo5.xls|title=Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey|accessdate=2008-04-18|author= Turkish Statistical Institute|format=XLS|language=Turkish] [cite web|url=http://www.xist.org/cntry/turkey.aspx?levels=Ic%20Anadolu|title=Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units|accessdate=2008-04-18|author=GeoHive|language=English] The district covers an area of convert|563|km2|sqmi|0|abbr=on, [cite web|url=http://www.statoids.com/ytr.html|title=Statistical information on districts of Turkey|accessdate=2008-04-19|author=Statoids|language=English] and the town lies at an average elevation of convert|1043|m|ft|0|abbr=on.
Ürgüp which was founded on the outskirts of the hill named as Hill of Wishes is located about convert|20|km|mi|0|abbr=on north of the
Nevşehirprovince in one of the first settlement areas of Cappadocia region. In the Byzantine period it was called under various names such as Osiana, Hagios, Prokopios. During the Seljuks period it was referred to as Başhisar and in the Ottoman Empireperiod as Burgut Castle, until the first years of the Turkish Republic when it was called Ürgüp.
Ürgüp was also the patriarchate center of the Cappadocia region during the Byzantine period. The Üzümlü Church, Cambazlı Church and Sarıca Church in the township of Ortahisar are the oldest rock churches from the region. Furthermore the Tavşanlı Church and Church of
Basil of Caesareaare also spectacular.
Ürgüp is known for its famous hotels built right within caves, for its wines and for its hand made carpets. Many of the hotels in caves are actually old houses. They can be rented and used for accommodation on condition of not damaging their historic structure. Some of the caves have also been converted into nightclubs and bars.
It is the most important tourism center of the Cappadocia region.
* [http://www.urgup.gov.tr/ District governor's official website] tr icon
* [http://www.urgup.bel.tr/ District municipality's official website] tr icon
* [http://www.nevsehir.gov.tr/resimler/harita/urgup.jpgMap of Ürgüp district]
* [http://www.nevsehirozelidare.gov.tr/harita/urgup.jpgAdministrative map of Ürgüp district]
* [http://www.cappadociaturkey.net/urgup.htm Ürgüp with pictures and info] en icon
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