Fevzipaşa

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Fevzipaşa
Town
Fevzipaşa is located in Turkey
Fevzipaşa
Fevzipaşa
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°06′N 36°36′E / 37.100°N 36.600°E / 37.100; 36.600Coordinates: 37°06′N 36°36′E / 37.100°N 36.600°E / 37.100; 36.600
Country Turkey
ProvinceGaziantep Province
DistrictIslahiye
Elevation
500 m (1,640 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total2,415
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Fevzipaşa is a town in Gaziantep Province, Turkey

Geography[edit]

Fevzipaşa is a part of İslahiye district of Gaziantep Province. It is 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Islahiye. The highway distance to Gaziantep at the east is 82 km (51 mi). Nur Mountains are just at the west of the town and the meadow-lands of Amik are at the east of the town. The coordinates are 37°06′N 36°36′E / 37.100°N 36.600°E / 37.100; 36.600 Although average altitude of the plains is about 500 m (1,600 ft) the altitude of the mountainous area west of Fevzipaşa is higher than 1,000 m (3,300 ft). The road from Fevzipaşa to west is very steep and crooked. So usually the longer road at the north which connects Adana to Gaziantep is preferred. The population was 2415 as of 20121.[1]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is one of the main activities. The town is also known as a railroad town, because of the position of the town on the railroad junction. The railroad from west (via one of the longest tunnels of Turkish railroads) merge with the line traverses Amik plains from north to south, down to Damascus, the Syrian capital.[2] Fevzipaşa railroad station is an important station and many Fevzipaşa residents make their living as railroad employees.

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