|• Mayor||Ökkeş Namlı (MHP)|
|• Kaymakam||Nevzat Şengök|
|• District||538.20 km2 (207.80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|• District density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
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.
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.
This is a farming district, growing peanuts, corn and wheat, irrigated by Berke reservoir.
Places of interest
- The castle of Harun al-Rahshid.
- The Haruniye hot springs.
- Mount Düldül, a peak in the Nur Mountains
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.