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Bekbele is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°37′N 36°14′E / 36.617°N 36.233°E / 36.617; 36.233
Kintra Turkey
ProvinceHatay Province
130 m (425 ft)
 • Total7,412
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area 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 kilometre (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]


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  1. Statistical Institute page Archived 2014-01-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ["[https://web.archive.org/web/20120428045332/http://www.bekbele.bel.tr/index.php?p=icerik&id=72 Archived] 2012-04-28 at the [[Wayback Machine]][[Category:Webarchive template wayback airtins]] Mayor's page (in Turkis)[[Category:Airticles wi Turkis-leid freemit airtins]]". Archived frae the original on 28 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2013. freemit airtin in |title= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help) Archived 2012-04-28 at the Wayback Machine Mayor's page (in Turkis)]