Osmaniye Province

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Osmaniye Province

Osmaniye ili
Location of Osmaniye Province in Turkey
Location of Osmaniye Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionMediterranean
SubregionHatay
Government
 • Electoral districtOsmaniye
Area
 • Total3,767 km2 (1,454 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total522,175
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Area code(s)0328
Vehicle registration80

Osmaniye Province (Turkish: Osmaniye ili) is a Turkish province located in southern Turkey. It existed as a province by the name Cebel-i Bereket (meaning "Fertile Mountain") in the early republic until 1933, when it was incorporated into Adana Province. It was made a province again in 1996. It covers an area of 3,767 km² and has a population of 479,221 (2010 est). The province is situated in Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region.

The capital of the province is Osmaniye (Population: 194,000). The next largest towns are Kadirli (Population: 83,618) and Düziçi (Population: 42,000).

Districts[edit]

Osmaniye districts

Osmaniye province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):

Historical sites and ruins[edit]

  • Karatepe - Aslantaş (Domuztepe-Pınarözü) - Kadirli/Düziçi
  • In 2018, ancient mosaics were discovered. One of the mosaics show a radish on it. It also has a human figure holding grapes and a partridge in his hand. In addition, it has Greek text. It is believed to date back to 1st century.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Festivals[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Çukurova

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Ancient mosaics discovered in southern Turkey

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°13′41″N 36°12′45″E / 37.22806°N 36.21250°E / 37.22806; 36.21250