Hassa, Hatay

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Hassa is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°47′58″N 36°31′04″E / 36.79944°N 36.51778°E / 36.79944; 36.51778Coordinates: 36°47′58″N 36°31′04″E / 36.79944°N 36.51778°E / 36.79944; 36.51778
Country  Turkey
Province Hatay
 • Mayor Mehmet Karataş (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Harun Başıbüyük
 • District 514.30 km2 (198.57 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,758
 • District 54,104
 • District density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Post code 31710
Website www.hassa.bel.tr

Hassa is a district of Hatay Province, Turkey on the eastern side of the Nur (Amanos) Mountains, looking towards the city of Gaziantep. It is on the Antakya-Malatya road. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Hassa was part of the Adana Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. Hassa was a district in Cebel-i Bereket Province from 1923 to 1933 and then a part of Gaziantep Province until 1939.

Hassa is an olive-growing district. The trees were first brought there by Ottoman governor Derviş Paşa in the late 19th century.


Hassa is a Sunni Turkmen district of Hatay province.


  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. 

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