Karayılan

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This airticle is aboot the place Karayılan. For the Turkis Kurdish guerrilla, see Murat Karayılan.
Karayılan
Toun
Karayılan is locatit in Turkey
Karayılan
Karayılan
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°43′N 36°14′E / 36.717°N 36.233°E / 36.717; 36.233
Kintra  Turkey
Province Hatay Province
Destrict İskenderun
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Tot 10,628
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 31217
Aurie code(s) 0326
Licence plate 31

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 kilometres (9.9 mi) an tae Antakya (admeenistrative centre o Hatay Province) is 93 kilometres (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
  2. Mayor's page (in Turkis)