Orientation & Geography

Asia, Turkey, Kütahya merkez

Kütahya is a city in western Turkey with 212,444 inhabitants (2009 estimate), lying on the Porsuk river, at 969 metres above sea level. It is the capital of Kütahya Province, inhabited by some 517 804 people (2009 estimate). The region of Kütahya has large areas of gentle slopes with agricultural land culminating in high mountain ridges to the north and west. The city's Greek name was Kotyaion, larinized in Roman times as Cotyaeum, a name it retains as a titular Catholic see.