İslâhiye

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Islahiye
Islahiye is located in Turkey
Islahiye
Islahiye
Location of Islahiye in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 36°38′04.20″E / 37.02500°N 36.6345000°E / 37.02500; 36.6345000Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 36°38′04.20″E / 37.02500°N 36.6345000°E / 37.02500; 36.6345000
Country Turkey
RegionSoutheastern Anatolia
ProvinceGaziantep
Government
 • MayorKemal Vural (AKP)
Area
 • District817.65 km2 (315.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
32,342
 • District
66,193
 • District density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
27800
Area code(s)+(90)342
Websiteislahiye.bl.tr
Districts of Gaziantep

Islahiye is a town and district of Gaziantep Province in southeastern Turkey. It is a railway border crossing into Syria. Near İslâhiye is the site of ancient Nicopolis.[3]

The railway station of Islahiye is the last stop on the railway to Damascus in Syria. Since March 2001, a regular train line runs once a week between Syria and Iran via Islahiye.[4]

The state road D.825, which connects Gaziantep with Antakya, runs through Islahiye.

References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  4. ^ "Ulaşım" (in Turkish). Islahiye Kaymakamlığı. Retrieved March 15, 2009.