Kahramanmaraş Province

Kahramanmaraş Province (Turkish: Kahramanmaraş ili) is a province of Turkey. Its provincial capital is the city of Kahramanmaraş, the traffic code is 46.

Kahramanmaraş Province

Kahramanmaraş ili
Location of Kahramanmaraş Province in Turkey
Location of Kahramanmaraş Province in Turkey
 • Electoral districtKahramanmaraş
 • Total14,327 km2 (5,532 sq mi)
 • Total1,144,851
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Area code(s)0344
Vehicle registration46


Kahramanmaraş is traversed by the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.


Kahramanmaras proportional circle map population 2012
The population of the province in 2012.

Kahramanmaraş province is divided into 10 districts (İlçe):


Kahramanmaraş has historically been famous for its gold. The textile industry is relatively new and mostly machinated.


The Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University [1] is a recently founded university supplying social, language and technical sciences as well as medical education.


The province's most famous culinary speciality is Dondurma, also called "Maraş ice cream", available in specialist Ice Cream shops throughout Turkey. The ice cream has an elastic consistency and is served with knife and fork, often accompanied by a slice of baklava. It melts in the mouth while chewed, with a consistency similar to bubble gum.

Maraş red peppers (called 'kırmızı biber') are also well known for its aroma, Vitamin C content, and moderate hotness. Maraş pepper is different from far-east chilies as dried with support of Scientific Investigations and Universities which contains no aflatoxin and no diseases.

See also


  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links

Coordinates: 37°53′54″N 36°58′16″E / 37.89833°N 36.97111°E

Adatepe Dam

Adatepe Dam is a dam in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey, built between 1993-2002. The dam creates a lake which is 18.60 km ² and irrigates 44,030 hectares.


Afşin is a town and district of Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.

The town of Afşin had a population of roughly 43,217 in 2012. Its economy consists mainly of agriculture although in recent years the industry has been developing slowly.

Amongst the villages in the district of Afşin are Tanır and Büyük Tatlar. Tanır has three quarters: Önder, Karşıyaka, Çağlayan.

Ayvalı Dam

Ayvalı Dam is a dam in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey, built between 1995 and 2005.

Ceyhan River

The Ceyhan River (historically Pyramos or Pyramus (Greek: Πύραμος), Leucosyrus (Greek: Λευκόσυρος) or Jihun) is a river in Anatolia in the south of Turkey.


Domuztepe (meaning Pig Hill in Turkish) was a large, late Neolithic settlement in south east Turkey, occupied at least as early as c.6,200BC and abandoned c.5,450BC. The site is located to the south of Kahramanmaraş. Covering 20 hectares, it is primarily a Halaf site of the 6th millennium BC and is the largest known settlement of that date.

The site was investigated between 1995 and 2006 by a team from the University of Manchester and the University of California, Los Angeles. Work resumed in 2008, since when the excavation has been a joint project between the University of Manchester and the British Museum.


Elbistan is a district in Kahramanmaraş Province in southern Turkey. Elbistan city center's population is 95,037.

Elbistan is the most populous district of Kahramanmaraş province. It is also the largest district of the province by area and it has the fourth largest plain in the country. The climate is very dry, but irrigation is provided by the Ceyhan river, one of the biggest rivers in Turkey.

The city used to be the capital city of the Dulkadirids after capturing from Eretnids in 1337. In 1277 the Mamluks led by Sultan Baibars defeated a Mongol army in the Battle of Elbistan. The region was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire shortly before the campaign against the Mameluks of Egypt in 1512, although some local chiefdoms were given varying degrees of autonomy, notably around the localities of Haticepınar and Kasanlı.

Elbistan coalfield

Elbistan coalfield, also known as Afşin Elbistan Lignite Reserve is a large lignite field located in the south-east of Turkey in Kahramanmaraş Province. Elbistan is the field with the most coal in Turkey. Now mined by Kışlaköy coal mine, 200 million tons of CO2 was emitted by burning lignite from this field before 2016, and 2.4 billion tons could be emitted in future. The lignite is high in sulfur and moisture and only has 1,000 to 1,500 kcal/mt.

Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye

Eshab-ı Kehf Kulliye is a historical building complex in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey

Greater Syria

Greater Syria (Arabic: سُوِرِيَّة الْكُبْرَى‎, romanized: Sūriyyah al-Kubrá), also "Natural Syria" (Arabic: سُوْرِيَّة الطَّبِيْعِيَّة‎, romanized: Sūriyyah aṭ-Ṭabī‘iyyah) or "Northern Country" Arabic: بِلَاد الشَّام‎, romanized: Bilād ash-Shām, is a Levantine region which extends roughly over the medieval Arab Caliphate province of Bilad al-Sham. The Hellenistic name of the region, "Syria", was used by the Ottomans in the Syria Vilayet until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The wave of Arab nationalism in the region evolved towards the creation of a new "Great Syria" over French-governed Occupied Enemy Territory Administration, declared as Hashemite Kingdom on March 1920, claiming extent over the entire Levant. Following the Franco-Syrian War, in July 1920, French armies defeated the newly proclaimed Arab Kingdom of Syria and captured Damascus, aborting the Arab state. The area was consequently partitioned under French and British Mandates into Greater Lebanon, various Syrian states, Mandatory Palestine and Transjordan. Syrian states were gradually unified as the State of Syria and became the independent Republic of Syria in 1946.


Göksun (Greek: Κυκυσός, Kykysós, or Κουκουσός, Koukousós; Latin: Coxon or Cucusus) is a town and district of Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, near one of the sources of the Ceyhan River (ancient Pyramos),in the ancient region of Cataonia.


Kahramanmaraş is a city in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey and the administrative center of Kahramanmaraş Province. Before 1973, Kahramanmaraş was named Maraş. The city lies on a plain at the foot of the Ahir Dağı (Ahir Mountain) and has a population of 1,112,634 as of 2017. The region is best known for its distinctive ice cream, and its production of salep, a powder made from dried orchid tubers. It is connected by air to İstanbul and Ankara. Turkish Airlines has daily direct flights from İstanbul and also AnadoluJet operates direct flights from Ankara.

Kahramanmaraş Airport

Kahramanmaraş Airport (Turkish: Kahramanmaraş Havaalanı) (IATA: KCM, ICAO: LTCN) is an airport in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey.

Kahramanmaraş Archaeology Museum

Kahramanmaraş Archaeology Museum is a museum in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. The museum is on Azerbeycan Boulevard in Kahramanmaraş. Its geographic coordinates are 37°34′26″N 36°55′34″E.

Kartalkaya Dam

Kartalkaya Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Köprüağzı railway station

Köprüağzı station is a train station in Turkey.It is located at 37°21′45″N 37°0′2″E in Türkoğlu ilçe (district) of Kahramanmaraş Province. It is a junction point of the main east to west railway and a spur line to Kahramanmaraş . In addition to freight trains main passenger train is Fırat Express (Adana-Elazığ) train.

Kılavuzlu Dam

The Kılavuzlu Dam is an embankment dam on the Ceyhan River in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1996 and 2001, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The dam supports a 54 MW power station and supplies water for the irrigation of 178,000 hectares (440,000 acres).

Menzelet Dam

Menzelet Dam is an embankment dam on the Ceyhan River in Kahramanmaraş Province, Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Sır Dam

The Sır Dam is an arch dam on the Ceyhan River in Kahramanmaraş Province of southern Turkey. There is a hydroelectric power plant, established in 1991, at the dam, with a power output of 285 MW.

Kahramanmaraş Province of Turkey


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