Kılıç, Anamur

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Kılıç is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°14′N 32°47′E / 36.233°N 32.783°E / 36.233; 32.783Coordinates: 36°14′N 32°47′E / 36.233°N 32.783°E / 36.233; 32.783
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Anamur
Elevation 450 m (1,475 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33630
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Kılıç is a small village in Anamur district of Mersin Province, Turkey. It is situated in Toros Mountains at 36°14′N 32°47′E / 36.233°N 32.783°E / 36.233; 32.783. Its distance to Anamur is 22 kilometres (14 mi). The population of Kılıç is only 50[1] as of 2011.


Kılıç corresponds to the ancient city of Binda in the Roman province of Pisidia. It was the seat of a bishopric, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Antioch of Pisidia, the capital of the province. The episcopal see is not mentioned in the Notitiae Episcopatuum of Pseudo-Epiphanius, which can be dated to 640, but appears in that attributed to Byzantine Emperor Leo VI the Isaurian.[2]

Three bishops of the see are known through their participation in church councils. Theodorus was at the Trullan Council of 692. At the Council of Constantinople (879) there were two bishops of Binda, Stephanus and Paulus, perhaps, as in other cases, one ordained by Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople, the other by Photius. No longer a residential bishopric, Binda is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[3]


  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ Heinrich Gelzer, Ungedruckte und ungenügend veröffentlichte Texte der Notitiae episcopatuum, in: Abhandlungen der philosophisch-historische classe der bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1901, p. 556, nº 452.
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 850