Göksun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Cucusus)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about given name. For other uses, see Göksun (disambiguation).
Göksun
Göksun is located in Turkey
Göksun
Göksun
Coordinates: 38°01′16″N 36°29′30″E / 38.02111°N 36.49167°E / 38.02111; 36.49167Coordinates: 38°01′16″N 36°29′30″E / 38.02111°N 36.49167°E / 38.02111; 36.49167
Country Turkey
Province Kahramanmaraş
Government
 • Mayor Ramazan Hurç (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Cemalettin Demircioğlu
Area[1]
 • District 1,940.29 km2 (749.15 sq mi)
Elevation 1,350 m (4,430 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,775
 • District 52,845
 • District density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Post code 46600
Website www.goksun.bel.tr

Göksun (Ancient greek: Kykysòs, Κυκυσός; Latin: Coxon or Cucusus) is a town and district of Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.

History[edit]

The town has an ancient history, first included in Cataonia, then in Cappadocia. The Byzantine bishops, Paul the Confessor (died 350 AD), John Chrysostom (died 407 AD) and Emperor Basiliscus (died 476 AD) either died or were exiled to this remote place. It is located near source of the river Pyramus.

2009 helicopter crash[edit]

On March 25, 2009, a chartered helicopter carrying Great Union Party's (BBP) Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu, three of his party's local leaders and a reporter crashed at Mount Keş. The pilot and all the passengers but the reporter were killed. Ismail Güneş, who initially survived, made an emergency call reporting the accident. A massive search and rescue operation, attended by thousands and assisted by helicopters and aircraft, was conducted. However, the wreckage and the five bodies were recovered only 47 hours later. The corpse of the reporter was found five days later far away from the crash site.

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. 
  • "Cucusus", in Hazlitt, The Classical Gazetteer, 1851, p. 125.

External links[edit]