Cappadocia of past and today

Land of Anatolia, that our country exists on it today, was named as “Small Asia” in old periods especially among the west societies. The region, which is called Cappadocia was used to define definite settlement and civilization region in Anatolia in antiquity.
In Antiquity the region of Cappadocia was comprising very large geographical area compared to our definition of today. Borders of the region was reaching up to the coasts of Black Sea before Christ (B.C.) sixth century. Before Christ (B.C.) in the year of 360 region splited into two main parts. One of them was called Cappadocia of Black Sea or Pontos and the other one was called Big Cappadocia. The region of Big Cappadocia was consisting Kirsehir, Nevsehir, Aksaray, Nigde, Kayseri, Yozgat, Malatya, east of Ankara, south of Sivas and north ofAdana of today. Borders of Cappadocia were changed many times later. Today, Cappadocia is understood as a region which includes Nev§ehir as a center, and lands which are geographically continuation of Nevsehir in Aksaray, Kirsehir, Kayseri and Nigde.