Kırıkhan

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Kırıkhan
Destrict
Location o Kırıkhan athin Turkey.
Location o Kırıkhan athin Turkey.
Kintra Turkey
RegionMediterranean
ProvinceHatay
Govrenment
 • MayorMurat Sakman (MHP)
Area
 • Destrict687.73 km2 (265.53 sq mi)
Elevation
178 m (584 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Urban
71,580
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
31440
Aurie code(s)(0)326 344,345
Licence plate31
Wabsteidwww.kirikhan.gov.tr

Kırıkhan is a toun an destrict in the northeastren pairt o Hatay Province, Turkey. The name Kırıkhan means “braken inn” in the Turkis leid, perhaps a reference tae ane o the mony lodgins that ance lined the road. The toun staunds at the intersection o the route atween İskenderun an Aleppo, an the major east-wast road atween Antakya an Kahramanmaraş.

The toun wis ance pairt o the destrict o Belen, but became a destrict in its awn richt in 1923 at the time o the French Mandate. On 23 Juin 1939, Kırıkhan joined Turkey as pairt o Hatay.

It haes 687.73 km2 acreage, 32.3°C o average simmer temperatur an 7.31°C o average winter temperature.

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Coordinates: 36°29′56″N 36°21′11″E / 36.4989°N 36.3531°E / 36.4989; 36.3531