a writer of antiquity, describes the borders of the Cappadocia Region,
in his 17-volume book
(Geography) written in his maturity in Rome during the reign of Emperor
Augustus, as a very large area surrounded by Taurus Mountains in
the south, Aksaray in the west, Malatya in the east and all the way
up to the Black Sea coast in the north.
Present day Cappadocia is the area covered by the city provinces of Nevsehir,
Aksaray, Nigde, Kayseri and Kirsehir. The smaller
rocky region of Cappadocia is the area around Uchisar, Goreme, Avanos,
Urgup, Derinkuyu, Kaymakli and Ihlara.
of Fairy Chimneys