Kilis Province

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Kilis Province
Kilis ili
Province o Turkey
Location o Kilis Province in Turkey
Kintra Turkey
Region Sootheastren Anatolie
Caipital Kilis
Area
 • Total 1,642 km2 (634 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 123,135
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0348
Vehicle registration 79
Website kilis.gov.tr

Kilis Province (Turkis: Kilis ili ‎) is a province in sooth-central Turkey. It uised tae be the soothren pairt o the province o Gaziantep an wis formed in 1994. The ceety o Kilis is hame tae aroond 67% o the inhabitants o the province, the ither touns an veelages are vera sma.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

There is evidence o human occupation frae 4,000 years ago, in the Middle Bronze Age. The region haes been ruled bi the Hurrians, the Assyrian Empire, the Hittite Empire, the Persian Empire, the Macedonian Empire, the Roman Empire (includin the Byzantine Empire), an feenally bi the Ottoman Empire.

Places o historical interest include a number o burial munds, castles an mosques.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kilis is locatit in the soothren fuithills o the Taurus Muntains wast o the Euphrates River on the northren edge o the Sirie Plain. The destrict contains auries o guid agricultural land, watered bi sma rivers an 68% o the land aurie o Kilis is plantit. Amaist 4% o Turkey's grape production comes frae Kilis. Ither important agricultural products are olives, fruit, wheat, barley an tobacco. A Mediterranean climate dominates ower the region, which is aroond 60 tae 80 km away frae the sea. Winters are ceul an rainy, spring an hairst months warm, an simmers are hot. Average winter temperatures are 4 tae 7 degrees Celsius, while in simmer the temperatures dae no faw unner 25 degrees Celsius.

There is a border crossin intae Sirie, frae whaur the road goes sooth tae the Sirian ceety o Aleppo.

Kilis is traversed bi the northeasterly line o equal latitude an langitude.

Prominent citizens[eedit | eedit soorce]

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kilis province is dividit intae 4 destricts (caipital destrict in bauld):

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 36°48′03″N 37°07′26″E / 36.80083°N 37.12389°E / 36.80083; 37.12389