Narlıkuyu

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Narlıkuyu
Town
Narlıkuyu bay
Narlıkuyu bay
Narlıkuyu is located in Turkey
Narlıkuyu
Narlıkuyu
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°27′N 34°07′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117Coordinates: 36°27′N 34°07′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Silifke
Elevation 25 m (83 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,725
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33940
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Narlıkuyu is a small coastal town in Mersin Province, Turkey. (The name of the town means pomegranate well.)[1]

Geography[edit]

Narlıkuyu at 36°27′N 34°7′E / 36.450°N 34.117°E / 36.450; 34.117 is situated on the Mediterranean coast, located 65 kilometres (40 mi) south west of Mersin. It is a part of Silifke district which is in turn a part of Mersin Province. It is on the Mersin Antalya highway between two districts of Mersin; Erdemli and Silifke.

The town has many popular fishing restaurants,[2] located around a small bay famous for its unusually cool and fresh water, fed by underground freshwater streams.

Administration[edit]

The township was established in 1994 with the fusion of several small villages. The population is 2725 (2012 est.) [3]

History[edit]

A church ruin in Hasanaliler neighbourhood of Narlıkuyu

The name of Narlıkuyu was Porto Calamie during Roman Empire. A small 4th century building, once part of a bath and baptism complex financed by Poimenios of Corycus, survives to the present.(see Narlıkuyu Museum)

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Narlıkuyu, a is read as o in know, ı is read as o in open and u is read as oo in soon.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ TurksatArchived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.