Irenopolis ( Greek: Ειρηνούπολις) was an ancient and medieval city in Roman and Byzantine era Isauria.
Located in the
Calycadnus basin, it was part of the Decapolis of Isauria.
The city is mentioned by
Hierocles in the sixth century and George of Cyprus in the seventh. It figures in the of Notitia Episcopatuum Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch in the sixth century, and in the Descriptio Orbis Romani by George of Cyprus (7th century). and in the Nova Tactica of the 10th century, as attached to the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
At this period, the
Byzantine emperors had taken the province of Isauria from the Patriarchate of Antioch.
Location W. M. Ramsay, following  John Sterrett, identifies Irenopolis with Irnebol, of which he does not indicate the exact situation.
It actually corresponds to the existing villages of Çatalbadem
(formerly Yukarı İrnebol meaning "Irenopolis from above") and  İkizçınar (formerly Aşağı İrnebol meaning "Irenopolis from below"), in the district of Ermenek, Karaman Province .
The city was the seat of an ancient
bishopric. Five of its bishops are known:
In 1915 the
diocese was in name re-established as a titular see.  there have been six titular bishops:
Jožef Pogačnik 1920s
Coins found bearing the name Irenopolis belong rather to a city of the same name located in
Cilicia, the ancient Neronias, some of whose bishops are also known.
The 9th century
monk and saint Gregory of Decapolis was born in the city.
Le Quien, Oriens Christianus, II, 897-900, 1029 sq.
Asia Minor, London, 1890, p. 365.
Irenopolis at newadvent.org.
Lund University. . Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire
Titular Episcopal See of Irenopolitan(us) in Isauria.
Irenopolis in Isauria. at catholic-hierarchy.org.
Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 571.
^ Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 60.
Cardinal Mooney at Archdiocese of Detroit webpage.
External links This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). " ". article name needed . New York: Robert Appleton. Catholic Encyclopedia