Çarıklar

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Çarıklar
Town
Çarıklar is located in Turkey
Çarıklar
Çarıklar
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°06′N 32°52′E / 36.100°N 32.867°E / 36.100; 32.867Coordinates: 36°06′N 32°52′E / 36.100°N 32.867°E / 36.100; 32.867
Country Turkey
ProvinceMersin Province
DistrictAnamur
Elevation
65 m (215 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total2,850
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
33645
Area code(s)0324
Licence plate33

Çarıklar is a town in Mersin Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Çarıklar is a town within Anamur district of Mersin Province. Distance of the town center to Anamur is only 7 kilometres (4.3 mi). The borderline between the Anamur and Çarıklar is Dragon River at the west of Çarıklar. The coordinates of the midtown are 36°6′N 32°52′E / 36.100°N 32.867°E / 36.100; 32.867. But Çarıklar is one of the most dispersed settlements in Mersin Province with the north to south dimension in excess of 10 kilometres (6.2 mi). The population was 3072[1] as of 2009.

History[edit]

The 841-metre (2,759 ft) hill Azıtepe and the ruins of the historical city of Alakise are within the town area. The present population of the town is known as Çaruklu, members of a Turkmen tribe. Before 1992, Çarıklar was a quarter of Anamur. But after a plebiscite, now Çarıklar is a separate town.

Economy[edit]

The main economic sectors are greenhouse agriculture and dairying.[2] Strawberries and peanuts are the most important products.

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