part of the Karaman Province is covered with steppe plants and the southern
part is covered with forest. 2/3 of the land is mountainous. The provincial
center is located in the plain, just south of the Taurus extension. The total
surface area of Karaman is 8.851.001 decares. And The Farmland consists
of 21% of the land meadow pastures, 27 % of forest lands and 13
% of other areas.
ha (73%) of the total agricultural land of our province is irrigable, 108.681
ha (43%) of the irrigable area is irrigated but 143.903 ha (57%)
irrigable area is not irrigated due to lack of the water.
Karaman has an important position in the production of cereals and pulses.
Products such as Wheat, barley, corn and sugar beet are grown in the
region. Karaman with 39,000 tons of dry bean production ranks 2nd
in Turkey. Karaman is leading in the production of many products. Karaman is
the 4th in the production of chickpeas, the 5th in the production
of oats and the 7th in the sugar beet production. In terms of fruit
production and especially apple production, Karaman is a fruit production
center. Karaman is ranked 2nd in apple production and 3rd in
walnut production and 8th in almond production in Turkey. Karaman, where
various vegetables are grown, ranks 7th in pumpkin production, 8th
in scallion production, 9th in cabbage production and tenth in cucumber
production in Turkey. Strongly existing agricultural sector in Karaman
Province; has contributed to the development of the food sector, food machinery
and agricultural machinery sectors in the region. There is a fruit juice
processing facility with large capacity in Karaman.It is foreseen that new
fruit juice processing facilities can be opened due to the fact that the fruit
sector is widespread in the region. Public institutions, private organizations
and NGOs work in coordination in order to achieve the desired levels of
efficiency in apple production in our province. In this context, the works for
the establishment of Karaman Apple Stock will be the first in Turkey continues.
Works are ongoing to create a new vision in the sector through seminars,
meetings and workshops organized under the leadership of MEVKA.
In Karaman where it’s area consist of 21% of the land is composed of
pasture and meadow areas livestock sector is an important sector. While bovine
animals are feeded in the plains, small cattle breeding is carried out in the
There are 15 milk facilities which 3 of them with large capacity
in the region. In recent yerars, fishing is being done in dams built in Ermenek
Region. Fishing has been a new source of income for the people live there.
Statistical Institute, Karaman’s animal husbandry data is below.
Number of Bovine
Number of Sheep and Goat
Number of Horse and Donkey