|• Mayor||Mustafa Şahin Gökçe (MHP)|
|• District||1,157.79 km2 (447.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,050 m (3,440 ft)|
|• District density||14/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Saimbeyli (Armenian: Հաճըն, Hadjin) is a small city and a district in Adana Province, Turkey in the Çukurova region. The city of Saimbeyli is located in the Taurus mountains, 157 km north of the city of Adana, by a difficult road. The city had a population of 4,010 in 2012.
The city of Saimbeyli is on the Göksu river (one of the sources of the Seyhan, in a valley between the forested mountains of Dibek and Bakır. There is a pass through the mountains from here to Kayseri and the valley is watered by many mountain streams.
The area was occupied as far back as the Hittite period.
Places of interest
- Near the village of Bahçeköyü there is a castle perched on a rock. This rock has been fortified since antiquity and the castle played an important role in the Crusades.
- Saimbeyli castle (known as Badimon in the Middle Ages)
- an illustrated report on the area from the local governor's office - in Turkish
- Municipality of Saimbeyli
- Ecotourism in Saimbeyli
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.