Haymana 75 km (46 mile) away from Ankara center. Haymana is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey According to 2010 census, population of the district is 33,886 of which 9,091 live in the town of Haymana.

Haymana is named after Hayme Ana the mother of the father of Osman I the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Archaeological excavations were launched in Gavur Kalesi, a castle situated in the village of Derekoy, in the years 1930 and 1998. The results showed that it was an important Phrygian settlement. Besides, the tumuli located in Turkhoyuk and Oyaca villages prove that the area was also inhabited during the Hittite period.

After the periods of the Roman and Byzantine rule, the area was captured by the Seljuk Turks in 1127. After the Battle of Köse Dağ it came under Ilkhanate control for a while. In the mid 14th century the area was annexed by the Ottomans. After a brief period of Timurid rule in the wake of the Battle of Ankara in 1402, it was re-captured by the Ottomans. Haymana had played a part in the Turkish War of Independence and had supported the Republic of Turkey at the very beginning.

Haymana springs are world-famous and were used even as far back as the Hittites. After the Hittites, the thermal spring facilities were repaired during the Roman era; and a town, whose remainings can still be seen, was founded 1.5 km east of Haymana and eventually became a therapy centre.

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