Evkafçiftliği

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Evkafçiftliği
Village
Evkafçiftliği is located in Turkey
Evkafçiftliği
Evkafçiftliği
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°27′N 33°36′E / 36.450°N 33.600°E / 36.450; 33.600Coordinates: 36°27′N 33°36′E / 36.450°N 33.600°E / 36.450; 33.600
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Silifke
Elevation 225 m (740 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 156
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33940
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Evkafçiftliği is a village in Silifke district of Mersin Province, Turkey. It is situated in the Göksu River valley at 36°27′N 33°36′E / 36.450°N 33.600°E / 36.450; 33.600. The village is to the east of Turkish state highway D-715 . Distance to Silifke is 40 kilometres (25 mi) and to Mersin is 125 kilometres (78 mi). The population of the village is 156[1] as of 2011. During the Ottoman Empire era, the village was a vakıf which was dedicated for sustaining holy places in Mecca and Medina (now in Saudi Arabia). Although it is no longer a vakıf, it still keeps its former name ( Evkafçitliği means " vakıf farm"). Main econoımic activity is farming. The village produces olive and various fruits. There is also an olive press which serves to olive producers in Göksu River valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Institute Archived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.