Kayseri (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈkajseɾi]; Greek: Καισάρεια) is a large industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is the seat of Kayseri Province. The city of Kayseri, as defined by the boundaries of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality, is structurally composed of five metropolitan districts, the two core districts of Kocasinan and Melikgazi, and since 2004, also Hacılar, İncesu and Talas.
|• Mayor||Memduh Büyükkılıç (AKP)|
|• Metropolitan municipality||17,043 km2 (6,580 sq mi)|
|• Urban||3,620 km2 (1,400 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,810 km2 (1,080 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,050 m (3,440 ft)|
|• Metropolitan municipality||1,407,409|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (TRT)|
|Area code(s)||(+90) 352|
As of the last 31/12/219 estimation, Kayseri Province had a population of 1,407,409 inhabitants whom 1,144,265 lived in the built-up area made of 4 (out of 5) urban districts, İncesu not being conurbated yet. Kayseri is located at the foot of the inactive volcano Mount Erciyes that towers 3,916 metres (12,848 feet) over the city. The city is often cited in the first ranks among Turkey's cities that fit the definition of Anatolian Tigers.
The city retains a number of historical monuments, including several from the Seljuk period. While it is generally visited en route to the international tourist attractions of Cappadocia, Kayseri has many attractions in its own right: Seljuk and Ottoman era monuments in and around the city centre, Mount Erciyes as a trekking and alpinism centre, Zamantı River as a rafting centre, and the historic sites of Kültepe, Ağırnas, Talas and Develi. Kayseri is served by Erkilet International Airport and is home to Erciyes University.