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Arsuz is locatit in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°25′N 35°53′E / 36.417°N 35.883°E / 36.417; 35.883
Kintra Turkey
ProvinceHatay Province
25 m (82 ft)
 • Tot2,317
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Aurie code(s)0326

Arsuz (kent as Uluçınar an aw) is a coastal toun in Hatay Province, Turkey

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arsuz at 36°25′N 35°53′E / 36.417°N 35.883°E / 36.417; 35.883 is a pairt o İskenderun destrict o Hatay Province. Distance tae İskenderun is 40 kilometres (25 mi) an tae Antakya (admeenistrative centre o Hatay Province) is 118 kilometres (73 mi). The population is 2317 [1] as o 2011.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Arsuz haed mony names throughoot the history lik Rhosus, Rhopolis, Port Panel, Kabev an Arsous . The earliest documents aboot Arsuz date back tae Seleucid Empire. Antakya (Antioch o the Antiquity) wis the caipital an Arsuz wis an important port. In 64 BC it wis annexed bi the Roman Empire an in 638 it wis incorporatit intae the Arabic Empire (Rashidun Caliphate). In 969 it wis captured bi Byzantine Empire an in 1084 bi Seljuk Turks. Later the toun wis annexed bi Crusades in 1099, bi Egyptian Mamluks in 1268 an bi Ottoman Turks in 1517.[2] Atween 1918 an 1938 the toun wis unner French Mandate for Sirie an Lebanon wi the rest o Iskenderun. In 1938 it wis a pairt o the independent Hatay Republic. On Juin 1939 Hatay legislative votit on disestablishin the Hatay State an joinin Turkey.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistical Institute page
  2. Town page (in Turkis)