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Yayladağı is locatit in Turkey
Location o Yayladağı in Turkey
Coordinates: 35°54′09″N 36°03′38.16″E / 35.90250°N 36.0606000°E / 35.90250; 36.0606000
Kintra  Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Province Hatay
 • Mayor Mustafa Kemal Dağıstanlı (MHP)
 • Ceety 366 km2 (141 sq mi)
Elevation 613 m (2,011 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Density 75.7/km2 (196/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,471
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 31xxx
Area code(s) +(90)326
Website Hatay Province Admeenistrative Destrict o Yayladağı
Destricts o Hatay Province

Yayladağı (pronounced [ˈjajɫaˈdaɰɯ]) is a toun an destrict o Hatay Province in soothren Turkey, on the border atween Turkey an Sirie, 51 km (32 mi) sooth o the ceety o Antakya. It wis umwhile kent as Ordu-Muradiye.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict haes a lang history datin back tae the Hittites. Islam wis brought here bi the Abbassid Arabs, an frae 1075 onwards the Seljuk Turks. Durin the Crusades, the muntains wur pairt o the principality o Antioch, then they returned tae Turkis control, an in 1268 wur brought intae the Ottoman Empire bi Sultan Selim I durin his campaign intae Egypt.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The day, Yayladağı itself is a sma toun o 5,717 fowk as o 2000 census, providin the destrict wi a health centre, heich schuils an ither basics.

This is a muntainous deestrict wi a typical Mediterranean climate o hot, dry simmers an warm, wet winters, but bein inlaund an heich up, Yayladağı is ceuler than maist o Hatay, even seein snaw on the muntain peaks in winter. The main soorce o income is agricultur, 96 km2 (37 sq mi) o the land (sma valleys an plateaus in the muntains) is cultivatit wi olives, tobacco, vegetables, grains an ither crops, the remainder is forest an muntain. The muntainsides are covert wi pine, sandalwood an rough oak, or else busses includin bay, thyme an oleander. Ainimals, especially goats, are grazed on the hillsides.

Yayladağı haes a border crossin intae Sirie, an the veelage o Topraktutan, Turkey's soothmaist pynt. The state road D.825 (European route E91) connects the border checkpynt wi Antakya.

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kasım Bey Cami - Yayladağı's auldest mosque, built bi the Avar laird that captured the aurie frae the Byzantines. Ither historical biggins include the 500 year-auld mosque Hacı Hüseyin Camii, an a Roman brig. There are auncient kirks includin the Kirk o Barlahan on the Kel Dağı muntain, ithers in the veelages o Çabala an Olgunlar, an the monastery namit Kızlar Sarayı. There are an aw a number o caves an places said tae possess healin pouers.

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