Büyükeceli

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Büyükeceli
Town
Büyükeceli is located in Turkey
Büyükeceli
Büyükeceli
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°11′N 33°33′E / 36.183°N 33.550°E / 36.183; 33.550Coordinates: 36°11′N 33°33′E / 36.183°N 33.550°E / 36.183; 33.550
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Gülnar
Elevation 60 m (195 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,235
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33715
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Büyükeceli is a town in Mersin Province, Turkey

Geography[edit]

Büyükeceli had been founded on the southern slopes of Toros Mountains at 36°11′N 33°33′E / 36.183°N 33.550°E / 36.183; 33.550. It is near to Mediterranean coast (3 kilometres (1.9 mi)) and recent housing of the town is almost at the side side. It is a part of Gülnar district which in turn is a part of Mersin Province. It is on the Mersin Antalya highway. The highway distance to Gülnar is 35 km (22 mi) and to Mersin is 140 km (87 mi). The population is 1235[1] as of 2011.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activity is agriculture. Tomato, cucumber and aubergine are the most important crops.[2] Fishing and animal husbandry are among the other activities.

Discussion on the nuclear plant[edit]

The first nuclear plant of Turkey is planned to be built in Akkuyu, a location within Büyükeceli. But there are serious objections to the project (see Human chain against nuclear plant in Turkey).The most important objection is that Büyükeceli and the surrounding coastline may lose its touristic potential after the realization of the project.[3] Büyükeceli residents are also worried that the already low population of the town may further decrease and the town may lose its township status. The government on the other hand, prefers this site because of the low population density and low risk of earthquakes. In May 2010, Russia and Turkey signed an agreement that a subsidiary of Rosatom would build, own, and operate a power plant at Akkuyu comprising four 1,200 MWe VVER units. The reactors are expected to enter service by 2019.[4]

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