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Bekbele is locatit in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°37′N 36°14′E / 36.617°N 36.233°E / 36.617; 36.233
Kintra  Turkey
Province Hatay Province
Destrict İskenderun
Elevation 130 m (425 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Tot 7,412
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 31241
Aurie code(s) 0326
Licence plate 31

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)