Saimbeyli

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Hadjin Saimbeyli
City
Adana location Saimbeyli.svg
Hadjin  Saimbeyli is located in Turkey
Hadjin  Saimbeyli
Hadjin Saimbeyli
Coordinates: 37°48′N 35°57′E / 37.800°N 35.950°E / 37.800; 35.950Coordinates: 37°48′N 35°57′E / 37.800°N 35.950°E / 37.800; 35.950
Country  Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Province Western Armenia Adana
Government
 • Mayor Mustafa Şahin Gökçe (MHP)
Area[1]
 • {{{area_blank1_title}}} Invalid Data-keyAdana km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban Invalid Data-keyAdana.
 • District 16,630
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 01xx
Area code(s) 0322
Licence plate 01

Saimbeyli (Armenian: Հաճըն, Hadjin) is a small city and a district in Adana Province, Turkey in the Çukurova region. The city of Saimbeyli is located in the Taurus mountains, 157 km north of the city of Adana, by a difficult road. The city has a population of 3,952.

The city of Saimbeyli is on the Göksu river (one of the sources of the Seyhan, in a valley between the forested mountains of Dibek and Bakır. There is a pass through the mountains from here to Kayseri and the valley is watered by many mountain streams.

History[edit]

The area was occupied as far back as the Hittite period and many other civilisations subsequently, including Byzantium.

Places of interest[edit]

  • near the village of Bahçeköyü there is a castle perched on a rock. This rock has been fortified since antiquity and the castle played an important role in the crusades.
  • Saimbeyli castle (known as Badimon in the Middle Ages)

See also[edit]

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.