Düziçi

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Düziçi
Düziçi is located in Turkey
Düziçi
Düziçi
Coordinates: 37°14′35″N 36°27′24″E / 37.24306°N 36.45667°E / 37.24306; 36.45667Coordinates: 37°14′35″N 36°27′24″E / 37.24306°N 36.45667°E / 37.24306; 36.45667
Country Turkey
Province Osmaniye
Government
 • Mayor Ökkeş Namlı (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Nevzat Şengök
Area[1]
 • District 538.20 km2 (207.80 sq mi)
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 43,048
 • District 78,189
 • District density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Post code 80600
Website www.duzici.bel.tr

Düziçi is a town and district of Osmaniye Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. It is located in a small plain in the foothills of the Nur Mountains and 440 m above the sea level.

Düziçi is on a route from the Middle East to Anatolia and has seen numerous armies and campaigns throughout the centuries. There is a castle built by Abbasid caliph Harun Rashid following his capture of the area from the Byzantines in 797.

History[edit]

Following the battle of Malazgirt in 1071 Turks began to move into Anatolia and these hills were settled by the Avşar tribe of the Turkmen, the last groups of Turks to arrive in Anatolia from Central Asia. The Ottomans took control in 1516 during the campaign against Egypt of Sultan Selim I. In the Ottoman period the town was known as Haruniye.

Düziçi is one of many places in the Çukurova area that claims association with the legendary 17th century folk-poet Karacaoğlan.

The town was occupied by the French forces after the First World War until the Turkish War of Independence.

Düziçi today[edit]

This is a farming district, growing peanuts, corn and wheat, irrigated by Berke reservoir.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The castle of Harun al-Rahshid.
  • The Haruniye hot springs.
  • Mount Düldül, a peak in the Nur Mountains

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. 

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