Karaman is a town in south central Turkey, located north of the Taurus Mountains, about 100 km south of Konya. It is the capital district of the Karaman Province. According to 2000 census, the population of the province is 231,872 of which 132,064 live in the town of Karaman. The district covers an area of 3,686 km, and the town lies at an average elevation of 1,039 m . The Karaman Museum is one of the major sights.