Isparta is a city in western Turkey and the capital of Isparta Province. The city’s population was 222,556 in 2010 and its elevation is 1035 m. It is known as the “City of Roses”. Isparta is well-connected to other parts of Turkey via roads. Antalya lies 130 km to the south and Eskişehir is 350 km to the north. Süleyman Demirel University has introduced thousands of youths from varied backgrounds to the city’s mostly conservative fabric in recent years. The city’s football team, Ispartaspor, plays in Group 7 of the Turkish Regional Amateur League.