Formerly known as Muskara, is the capital of the province of Nevsehir, in the Central Anatolia region.
Nevsehir was the birthplace of the so-called Tulip period of the Ottoman Empire’s Grand Vizier, Damat Ibrahim Pasa, who brought to his hometown many han’s (rest house), kitchens, hammams, madrasas and other buildings and centers that gave it a new life. Since then, the city was called Nevsehir, which means “new city”. At the top of the hill stands a Byzantine castle, restored several times during the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
According to the 2010 census, the population of the district is 117890. More than 85 000 of them live in the city of Nevsehir. The district has an area of 535 km2.