Karaağaç, Hatay

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Karaağaç is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°34′N 36°08′E / 36.567°N 36.133°E / 36.567; 36.133Coordinates: 36°34′N 36°08′E / 36.567°N 36.133°E / 36.567; 36.133
Country  Turkey
Province Hatay Province
District İskenderun
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,459
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 31200
Area code(s) 0326
[[Turkish car number plates |Licence plate]] 31

Karaağaç is a town in İskenderun district of Hatay Province, Turkey. At 36°34′N 36°08′E / 36.567°N 36.133°E / 36.567; 36.133 it is very close both to İskenderun and it is almost at the coast of Mediterranean Sea. Distance to Antakya (cemter of the province) is about 62 kilometres (39 mi). The population of Karaağaç was 20,459 [1] as of 2012. Karaağaç is a relatively new town. 200 years ago five close villages were founded by the people from Belen, a district center about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) at the north. After a considerable increase in population, in 1986 four of these villages voted to be united as a township. Now the former villages are the quarters of the town.[2]