Pisidia, in ancient geography, an inland territory of Asia Minor, bounded N. by Phrygia, N. E. and E. by Isauria and Cilicia, S. by Pam-phylia, and S. W. and W. by Lycia and Phrygia. From the S. slope of Mt. Taurus several rivers flowed into the Pamphylian gulf, among them the Cestrus and the Catarrhactes. On the north the mountain streams form salt lakes. Pisidia became a separate province on the division of the Roman empire by Constantine the Great, having previously been included either in Phrygia or Pamphylia. Olives, salt, the gum storax, iris (a root from which perfumes were manufactured), and the wine of Amblada were produced. The chief towns were Antiochia, Sagalassus, and Selge, the last mentioned being the most important. The inhabitants were mountaineers, never conquered either by the Syrian kings or by the Romans, although the latter held possession of some of their chief towns. In the time of Strabo they were ruled over by petty chiefs, and derived their subsistence mainly from plundering their neighbors. The mountainous parts of ancient Pisidia are now inhabited by Caramanians, a wild predatory people.

The country, which is included in the Turkish vilayet of Konieh, is rarely visited and little known.