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Karayılan is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°43′N 36°14′E / 36.717°N 36.233°E / 36.717; 36.233
Kintra Turkey
ProvinceHatay Province
25 m (82 ft)
 • Total10,628
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)0326
Licence plate31

Karayılan (literally "black snake") is a toun in Hatay Province, Turkey

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Karayılan at 36°43′N 36°14′E / 36.717°N 36.233°E / 36.717; 36.233 is a pairt o İskenderun destrict o Hatay Province. It is situatit tae the east o Turkis state heich-gate D.817 an Çukurova Motorwey. Distance tae İskenderun is 16 kilometre (9.9 mi) an tae Antakya (admeenistrative centre o Hatay Province) is 93 kilometre (58 mi). The population is 10628 [1] as o 2011.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o the toun refers tae a 17t-century Turkmen faimily. In 1691 the Ottoman govrenment tree'd tae settle the nomads. The nomads struggled tae continue their tradeetional lifestyle. Awtho the govrenment punished thaim bi exilin tae Rakka Eyalet (nou in Sirie) they wur able tae return. But at the end o continuous struggles, towards the end o the 18t century, three faimilies gave up an agreed tae settle whaur they wur assigned tae.[2] In 1990, Karayılan was declared a seat of township.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cereals an citrus are amang the major crops. Mony residents wirk in Isdemir (steel wirks)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistical Institute page". Archived frae the original on 14 Januar 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ["Mayor's page (in Turkis)[[Category:Airticles wi Turkis-leid freemit airtins]]". Archived frae the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2013. URL–wikilink conflict (help) Mayor's page (in Turkis)]