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.
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.