Ürgüp is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located in the historical region of Cappadocia, and near the cave Churches of Göreme. According to 2010 census, the population of the district is 34,372 of which 18,631 live in the town of Ürgüp. The district covers an area of 563 km2 , and the town lies at an average elevation of 1,043 m .
Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s largest wine-producing regions, with Ürgüp as its capital. Uphill from Hotel Surban, the renowned Turasan Winery supplies 60% of Cappadocia’s wines and offers free tours and tastings in its rock-carved wine cellar.According to the Ottoman General Census of 1881/82–1893, the kaza of Ürgüp had a total population of 23,030, consisting of 19,880 Muslims, 3,134 Greeks and 16 Armenians.
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Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
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