Mediterranean Region, Turkey

The Mediterranean Region (Turkish: Akdeniz Bölgesi) is a geographical region of Turkey.

It is bordered by the Aegean Region to the west, the Central Anatolia Region to the north, the Eastern Anatolia Region to the northeast, the Southeastern Anatolia Region to the east, Syria to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

Mediterranean Region

Akdeniz Bölgesi
Region of Turkey
Location of Mediterranean Region
CountryTurkey
Area
 • Total122,927 km2 (47,462 sq mi)

Subdivision

  • Adana Section (Turkish: Adana Bölümü)
    • Çukurova - Taurus Mountains Area (Turkish: Çukurova - Toros Yöresi)
    • Antakya - Kahramanmaraş Area (Turkish: Antakya - Kahramanmaraş Yöresi)
  • Antalya Section (Turkish: Antalya Bölümü)
    • Antalya Area (Turkish: Antalya Yöresi)
    • Göller Area (Turkish: Göller Yöresi)
    • Taşeli - Mut Area (Turkish: Taşeli - Mut Yöresi)
    • Teke Area (Turkish: Teke Yöresi)

Ecoregions

Terrestrial

Palearctic

Provinces

Provinces that are entirely in the Mediterranean Region:

Provinces that are mostly in the Mediterranean Region:


Provinces that are partially in the Mediterranean Region:

Geography

Mediterranean Region is a mountainous region. Toros Mountains, a mountain chain from west to east, covers most of the region. Another chain is Amonos Mountains which run from north to south in the extreme east of the region. The mountains run in parallel to sea and in most places the mountains meet the sea except in coastal plains. The coastal plains were formed in the lower courses of the rivers. The most important coastal plain is Çukurova (Cilicia of the antiquity) in the eastern part of the region. It was formed by three rivers, Berdan, Seyhan and Ceyhan. Main lakes of the region, like Lake Beyşehir, Lake Eğridir and Lake Burdur which form a closed basin are in the north west of the region.

The capital of each province is a city bearing the name of the province except Antakya which is the capital city of Hatay Province.

However, as the provinces are the administrative units their border lines do not exactly match that of the region. Thus the region includes also the eastern part of Muğla Province as well as southern parts of the neighbouring provinces like Konya Province, Karaman Province and Niğde Province. On the other hand, northern and eastern parts of Kahramanmaraş Province are not included in Mediterranean region.

Climate

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Source: Turkish State Meteorology [1]

The Mediterranean Region has a Mediterranean climate at the coast, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters and a semi-arid continental climate in the interior with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.

See also

Images

Near Tekirova Antalya Province

Near Tekirova
Antalya Province

Alanya

Alanya
Antalya Province

Atakent Susanoğlu Mersin Province

Susanoğlu, Silifke
Mersin Province

Mersin yenişehir Marina

Mersin Marina
Mersin Province

Mersin Yenişehir promenade

Mersin coast

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İskenderun
Hatay Province

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2012-09-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links

Coordinates: 37°00′N 34°00′E / 37.000°N 34.000°E

Agrae (Pisidia)

Agrae or Agrai (Ancient Greek: Ἀγραῖ) was an inland town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Byzantine times.Its site is located near Ağras, in Asiatic Turkey.

Anabura (Pisidia)

Anabura or Anaboura (Ancient Greek: Ἀνάβουρα) was a town of ancient Pisidia, inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Enevre in Asiatic Turkey.

Baris (Pisidia)

Baris (Ancient Greek: Βάρις) was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Farı mevkii, Kılıç, in Asiatic Turkey.

Bindaios

Bindaios was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Küçük Gökceli (formerly Findos) in Asiatic Turkey.

Hyia

Hyia was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Hellenistic and Roman times. Its name does not occur among ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is located at İncirli, near Eskiköy, in Asiatic Turkey.

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.

Keraia (Pisidia)

Keraia was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Hellenistic and Roman times. Its name does not occur among ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is located near Çere, Belören, in Asiatic Turkey.

Kodroula

Kodroula was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Kaynar Kale, in Asiatic Turkey.

Kolbasa

Kolbasa was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Kuşbaba, in Asiatic Turkey.

Legeita

Legeita was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman times. Its name does not occur in ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is located near Çine, in Asiatic Turkey.

Magastara

Magastara was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman times. Its name does not occur in ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is tentatively located near Lengüme, in Asiatic Turkey.

Moatra

Moatra was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman times.Its site is located near Bereket, in Asiatic Turkey.

Moumoustra

Moumoustra was a town of ancient Cilicia, inhabited during Byzantine times.Its site is located near Mecidiye in Asiatic Turkey.

Mylios

Mylios was an inland town of ancient Pisidia, inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Asar, in Asiatic Turkey. Archaeologists have found the remains of a theatre there.

Panemoteichos

Panemoteichos was an inland town of ancient Pamphylia or of Pisidia inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.Its site is located near of Boğazköy, in Asiatic Turkey. Archaeologists have revealed Iron Age remains there.

Perminounda

Perminounda was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman times. Its name does not occur among ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is tentatively located near Kızılcaağaç, in Asiatic Turkey.

Saraganda

Saraganda was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Roman times.Its site is located near Hasanpaşa, in Asiatic Turkey.

Sia (Pisidia)

Sia was a town of ancient Pisidia inhabited during Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine times.Its site is located near Karaot, in Asiatic Turkey.

Tynada

Tynada was a town of ancient Pisidia, inhabited during Roman times. Its name does not occur in ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is located near Terziler Sivrisi in Asiatic Turkey.

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