Kırıkhan is a toun an destrict in the northeastren pairt o Hatay Province, Turkey. The name Kırıkhan means “braken inn” in the Turkis leid, perhaps a reference tae ane o the mony lodgins that ance lined the road. The toun staunds at the intersection o the route atween İskenderun an Aleppo, an the major east-wast road atween Antakya an Kahramanmaraş.
The toun wis ance pairt o the destrict o Belen, but became a destrict in its awn richt in 1923 at the time o the French Mandate. On 23 Juin 1939, Kırıkhan joined Turkey as pairt o Hatay.
It haes 687.73 km2 acreage, 32.3°C o average simmer temperatur an 7.31°C o average winter temperature.