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Harbiye
Toun
IMG 0221 Harbiye - Hatay province - Turkey.jpg
Harbiye is located in Turkey
Harbiye
Harbiye
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°07′N 36°08′E / 36.117°N 36.133°E / 36.117; 36.133
Kintra  Turkey
Province Hatay Province
Destrict Antakya (Caipital o Hatay Province)
Govrenment
 • Bouk Harbiye Municipality
Elevation 240 m (780 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Tot 25,001
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Aurie code(s) 0326

Harbiye (Classical Daphne) is a toun in Hatay Province, Turkey

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Midtown Harbiye is aboot 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) sooth o Antakya, the admeenistrative center o Hatay Province at 36°07′50″N 36°08′40″E / 36.13056°N 36.14444°E / 36.13056; 36.14444. It is situatit in the valley o Asi (classical Orontes) wi an average altitude o 240 metres (790 ft) The population is 25001 (as o 2011) an it is heicher than maist ither touns.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daphne wis a resort toun durin Seleucid Empire , famous for waterfaws, daphnes, an residence biggins. Housomeivver, it wis famous for earthquakes an the auncients biggins wur demolished durin big earthquakes an aw.[2]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main economic activity is domestic tourism; hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops etc. The toun is proud o the Daphne mitology. There is a minor silk industry an aw. On the ither haund, awin tae closeness some Harbiye residents wirk in Antakya.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Statistical Institute page
  2. A page from the mayor of Antakya (Turkis)

See An aw[eedit | eedit soorce]