Bozgüney, Adana

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Bozgüney
Town
Bozgüney is located in Turkey
Bozgüney
Bozgüney
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°00′N 36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250Coordinates: 38°00′N 36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250
Country  Turkey
Province Adana Province
District Tufanbeyli
Elevation 1,500 m (4,920 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,120
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 01640
Area code(s) 0322
Licence plate 01

Bozgüney is a town in Adana Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Bozgüney is a part of Tufanbeyli district which in turn is a part of Adana Province. It is at the extreme north of the province with coordinates 38°00′N 36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250. It is on the northern slopes of Toros Mountains with an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). Distance to Adana is 200 kilometres (120 mi) and to Tufanbeyli is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) . The population is 1120 as of 2012.[1]

History[edit]

The vicinity was inhabited throughout the history. The earliest settles were probably Luwians. The ruins of Comana, the Roman town, are a few kilometers west of Bozgüney. Although debatable, Comana is usually identified with Kummanni, the capital of the kingdom of Kizzuwatna during Hittite domination . The present residents are named Fakılar (a branch of Afshar Turkmens) who had migrated from north Turkistan to Anatolia in mid 14th century. In 1999 Bozgüney was declared township.[2]

Economy[edit]

Main economic activities are agriculture, animal husbandry and carpet weaving.

Status in 2014[edit]

According to Law act no 6360, all township municipalities will be abolished and they will be merged into the district municipalities in 2014. Thus in 2014, Bozgüney will be a part of Tufanbeyli municipality.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Institute page Archived January 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Mayor's page (Turkish) Archived September 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Official gazette (Turkish)