İslahiye

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Islahiye
Islahiye is located in Turkey
Islahiye
Islahiye
Location of Islahiye in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 36°38′04.20″E / 37.02500°N 36.6345000°E / 37.02500; 36.6345000Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 36°38′04.20″E / 37.02500°N 36.6345000°E / 37.02500; 36.6345000
Country  Turkey
Region Southeastern Anatolia
Province Gaziantep
Government
 • Mayor Kemal Vural (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 817.65 km2 (315.70 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 32,342
 • District 66,193
 • District density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 27800
Area code(s) +(90)342
Website islahiye.bl.tr
Districts of Gaziantep

Islahiye is a town and district of Gaziantep Province in southeastern Turkey. It is a railway border crossing into Syria.

The railway station of Islahiye is the last stop on the railway to Damascus in Syria. Since March 2001, a regular train line runs once a week between Syria and Iran via Islahiye.[3]

The state road D.825, which connects Gaziantep with Antakya, runs through Islahiye.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Ulaşım" (in Turkish). Islahiye Kaymakamlığı. Retrieved March 15, 2009.