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Kilis is a ceety in sooth-central Turkey on the border wi Sirie an caipital o the Kilis Province.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Öncüpınar Sirie border crossin is 5 km (3 mi) tae the sooth an the lairge ceety o Gaziantep is 60 km (37 mi) tae the north. Indeed till 1996 Kilis wis a destrict o Gaziantep, being made intae a province bi Tansu Çiller follaein an open vote-winnin gambit in the 1995 general election.

Kilis is a sma ceety wi a rural feel tae it, the traffic consistin mainly o young men on mopeds. The population o the toun wis 20,000 in 1927, 45,000 in 1970, 60,000 in 1980 an 85,000 in 1990. It then fell in the 1990s tae 70,000 by 2000. (The population is 82,109 as o 2010)

Being a border toun, Kilis haes lang haed a reputation for smugglin an drug traffickin an although this haes apparently been reduced, even the day cigarettes, spirits an cheap electrical items can be bought for cash at low prices.

The local kebab kent as Kilis Kebabi is renouned, an an' a' the breads, baklava an stuffed vegetables.

Natives o Kilis speak a dialect of Turkish cried Inkilisce, which haes a destinct lisping quality an a lairge number o Inglis cognates; the first iver comprehensive leid documentation project on the dialect wis begun in late 2009, led bi notit linguist M.A. Erdoğmuş.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kilis haes a semi-arid climate wi vera hot, dry an lang simmers an ceul an rainy winters.

Climate data for Kilis
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
22.5
(72.5)
28.8
(83.8)
35.4
(95.7)
40.2
(104.4)
41.0
(105.8)
44.2
(111.6)
45.0
(113.0)
41.4
(106.5)
36.4
(97.5)
29.6
(85.3)
25.7
(78.3)
45
(113.0)
Average heich °C (°F) 9.7
(49.5)
11.4
(52.5)
15.9
(60.6)
21.2
(70.2)
27.3
(81.1)
32.6
(90.7)
36.0
(96.8)
36.0
(96.8)
32.6
(90.7)
26.3
(79.3)
17.8
(64.0)
11.4
(52.5)
23.18
(73.73)
Average laich °C (°F) 2.2
(36.0)
3.1
(37.6)
6.0
(42.8)
10.0
(50.0)
14.4
(57.9)
18.4
(65.1)
21.2
(70.2)
21.2
(70.2)
18.6
(65.5)
14.3
(57.7)
8.2
(46.8)
3.8
(38.8)
11.78
(53.21)
Record laich °C (°F) −11
(12.2)
−8.4
(16.9)
−6.8
(19.8)
−1.3
(29.7)
5.4
(41.7)
10.0
(50.0)
14.6
(58.3)
13.2
(55.8)
10.2
(50.4)
1.5
(34.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8
(17.6)
−11
(12.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 76.8
(3.024)
71.0
(2.795)
67.2
(2.646)
48.8
(1.921)
24.7
(0.972)
9.3
(0.366)
2.9
(0.114)
9.6
(0.378)
6.6
(0.26)
33.6
(1.323)
60.0
(2.362)
81.7
(3.217)
492.2
(19.378)
humidity 71 69 63 60 52 40 34 35 43 54 64 70 54.6
Avg. rainy days 12 11 11 9 6 2 0 0 2 5 8 12 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.2 140.0 195.3 231.0 288.3 339.0 359.6 344.1 300.0 235.6 168.0 120.9 2,852
Source no. 1: Devlet Meteoroloji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü [1]
Source no. 2: Weather2 [2]

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sichts in the ceety include a number o Ottoman Empire period mosques an stane hooses wi courtyards an elaborate carved wooden fittins.

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 36°42′58″N 37°06′54″E / 36.7161°N 37.1150°E / 36.7161; 37.1150