Bekbele

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Bekbele
Toun
Bekbele is locatit in Turkey
Bekbele
Bekbele
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°37′N 36°14′E / 36.617°N 36.233°E / 36.617; 36.233
Kintra Turkey
ProvinceHatay Province
Destrictİskenderun
Elevation
130 m (425 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Tot7,412
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
31241
Aurie code(s)0326
Licence plate31

Bekbele is a toun in İskenderun destrict o Hatay Province, Turkey. It is situatit maistly tae the east o Çukurova Motorwey at 36°37′N 36°14′E / 36.617°N 36.233°E / 36.617; 36.233. It is awmaist mergit tae İskenderun. The distance tae Antakya (the admeenistrative centre o the province) is aboot 80 kilometres (50 mi). The population o Bekbele is 7412 [1] as o 2011.The dounset wis foondit in bi a tribe named Abacılı frae Dulkadir territory (present Kahramanmaraş Province) o the Ottoman Empire towards the end o the 18t century. Accordin tae mayor's page, Abacılı which refers tae manufacturin coarse ooen cloth wis a subtribe o Bayat, a Turkmen tribe.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistical Institute page
  2. Mayor's page (in Turkis)