Location of Kahramanmaraş Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Kahramanmaraş|
|• Governor||Ömer Faruk Coşkun|
|• Total||14,327 km2 (5,532 sq mi)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
Kahramanmaraş is traversed by the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.
Kahramanmaraş province is divided into 10 districts (İlçe):
- Kahramanmaraş (Central district, soon to be split into Dulkadiroğlu and Onikişubat)
The province's most famous culinary speciality is Dondurma, also called "Maraş ice cream", available in specialist Ice Cream shops throughout Turkey. The ice cream has an elastic consistency and is served with knife and fork, often accompanied by a slice of baklava. It melts in the mouth while chewed, with a consistency similar to bubble gum.
Maraş red peppers (called 'kırmızı biber') are also well known for its aroma, Vitamin C content, and moderate hotness. Maraş pepper is different from far-east chilies as dried with support of Scientific Investigations and Universities which contains no aflatoxin and no diseases.
- "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Kara Rapor 2020: Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Etkileri [Black Report 2020: Air Pollution and Health Effects] (Report) (in Turkish). Right to Clean Air Platform Turkey. August 2020.
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