Mediterranean Region, Turkey
Region of Turkey
|• Total||122,927 km2 (47,462 sq mi)|
The Mediterranean Region (Turkish: Akdeniz Bölgesi) is a geographical region of Turkey. The largest city in the region is Antalya. Other big cities are Adana, Mersin and Kahramanmaraş.
It is bordered by the Aegean Region to the west, the Central Anatolia Region to the north, the Eastern Anatolia Region to the northeast, the Southeastern Anatolia Region to the east, Syria to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
- Adana Section (Turkish: Adana Bölümü)
- Antalya Section (Turkish: Antalya Bölümü)
Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub
- Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests
- Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests
- Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests
Provinces that are entirely in the Mediterranean Region:
Provinces that are mostly in the Mediterranean Region:
Provinces that are partially in the Mediterranean Region:
Mediterranean Region is a mountainous region. Toros Mountains, a mountain chain from west to east, covers most of the region. Another chain is Amonos Mountains which run from north to south in the extreme east of the region. The mountains run in parallel to sea and in most places the mountains meet the sea except in coastal plains. The coastal plains were formed in the lower courses of the rivers. The most important coastal plain is Çukurova (Cilicia of the antiquity) in the eastern part of the region. It was formed by three rivers, Berdan, Seyhan and Ceyhan. Main lakes of the region, like Lake Beyşehir, Lake Eğirdir and Lake Burdur which form a closed basin are in the north west of the region.
The capital of each province is a city bearing the name of the province except Antakya which is the capital city of Hatay Province.
However, as the provinces are the administrative units their border lines do not exactly match that of the region. Thus the region includes also the eastern part of Muğla Province as well as southern parts of the neighbouring provinces like Konya Province, Karaman Province and Niğde Province. On the other hand, northern and eastern parts of Kahramanmaraş Province are not included in Mediterranean region.
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The Mediterranean Region has a Mediterranean climate at the coast, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters and a semi-arid continental climate in the interior with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.
A view of Adana with the Roman era Stone Bridge
A panorama of Antalya with the Roman era Hıdırlık Tower
Alanya Castle and the tip of the Alanya peninsula
Mt. Olympos (Mt. Tahtalı)
Mersin city centre
Mersin coastal promenade
- ^ "İl ve İlçelerimize Ait İstatistiki Veriler- Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü". Archived from the original on 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- Mediterranean Turkey travel guide from Wikivoyage