Reyhanlı

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Reyhanlı
Destrict
Location o Reyhanlı athin Turkey.
Coordinates: 36°16′09″N 36°34′02″E / 36.26917°N 36.56722°E / 36.26917; 36.56722
Kintra  Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Province Hatay
Government
 • Mayor Hüseyin Şanverdi (AKP)
 • Governor Cemalettin YILMAZ
Elevation 158 m (518 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Urban 61,234
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 31500
Area code(s) (0)326
Licence plate 31
Website http://www.reyhanli.gov.tr

Reyhanlı is a toun an destrict o Hatay Province, on the Mediterranean coast o Turkey, near the kintra's border wi Sirie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Umwhile kent as "İrtah" an "Reyhaniye", Reyhanli haes been settled bi Turks syne the 16t century an in pairticular wi Turkis "muhair" (refugees) frae the Caucasus an Cyprus in the 19t century.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict the day haes a rich ethnic mix o Arabs, Caucasies, an Turks. Reyhanlı haes a lairger community o Sunni Arabs than maist o Hatay, whaur the Arab population are maistly Alawite.

The climate is typical o the Mediterranean region, an Reyhanlı is an agricultural destrict watered frae Reyhanlı reservoir, growin cotton, wheat an ither grains an raisin cattle, sheep an goats.

The toun lees on the main road atween Iskenderun an Aleppo. The border crossin point at Cilvegözü, 5 km sootheast o the toun, is the busiest land border post atween Turkey an Sirie.[1]

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