Veyselli, Erdemli

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Veyselli
Village
Veyselli is located in Turkey
Veyselli
Veyselli
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°38′N 34°06′E / 36.633°N 34.100°E / 36.633; 34.100Coordinates: 36°38′N 34°06′E / 36.633°N 34.100°E / 36.633; 34.100
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Erdemli
Elevation 915 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 219
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33700
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Veyselli (former Karafakılı) is a village in Erdemli district of Mersin Province, Turkey. The village is situated in the Toros Mountains at 36°38′N 34°06′E / 36.633°N 34.100°E / 36.633; 34.100. The distance to Erdemli is 27 kilometres (17 mi) and to Mersin is 63 kilometres (39 mi). The population of the village was 219 [1] as of 2012. The village was founded 150 years ago by a Yörük (once nomadic Turkmen) chief named Veysel. In the 20th century a group of village residents moved to southeast to found Yeniyurt a neighbouring village. Later another group moved to Cyprus. Major economic activities are farming and animal breeding. Main produsts are tomato, apple peach, cereals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Erdemli chamber of agriculture Archived February 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.