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Adana Turkey

 Adana - Turkey Adana is a major agricultural and commerce center and one of the larger cities in Turkey. It is located on the Seyhan River, about 30 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean Sea in the south-central Anatolia region. It is the administrative seat of the Adana Province and it is the fifth most populated city in Turkey. Adana lies in the heart of Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region that covers the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay. This particular region, which is mostly a large flat stretch of fertile land, is among one of the most agriculturally productive areas in the world. The Adana-Mersin metropolitan area lies in the core area of Çukurova and, with a population of around 2.87 million inhabitants, it is one of Turkey's major business and cultural centres. The metropolitan area stretches over 100 kilometers from east to west, 25 kilometers from north to south, and includes the cities of Mersin, Tarsus, Adana and Ceyhan. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Turkey and one of the country's leading centres of commerce and culture.

The name Adana originates from Greek mythology where it was said to have been founded by Adanus, the son of Cronus, the God of Weather. Its located in the heart of the fertile Çukurova Plain which has always made Adana an essential city for many civilizations since the Hittites. The Seyhan River is spanned by the ancient Taskopru, or Stone Bridge, which was built by Hadrian and then later restored by Justinian. On the west bank of the Seyhan River, at the corner of the Seyhan Bridge, lies the Sabanci Central Mosque, This is the most visited mosque in Adana and one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. The minarets (tall spires with onion-shaped or conical crowns) of the Sabanci Central Mosque can be seen from practically anywhere in the city.

The metropolitan area of Adana is polycentric in nature; Adana and Mersin being the two hubs. Mersin is the third largest seaport in Turkey. Adana is located at the northeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea and serves as the gateway to the Çukurova plain which is historically known in the West as the Cilicia plain, southeast of the Taurus Mountains. Crossing the Çukurova Plain going westwards from Adana, the road from Tarsus enters the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. As you get higher up the temperature decreases as the road reaches an altitude of nearly 4,000 feet or 1,200 meters. It travels through the famous Cilician Gates which is a rocky pass that armies have passed through since the dawn of history, and then continues out on to the Anatolian plain. The northern part of the city is surrounded by the Seyhan Reservoir and the HEP Dam which was completed in 1956. The dam was constructed to produce hydroelectric power and to irrigate the lower Çukurova plain. Two irrigation channels in the city flow to the plain, passing through the city center from the east to the west. There is also another canal for irrigating the Yüreğir plain to the southeast of the city. Adana has a typical Mediterranean climate with its summers being hot and dry and its winters warm and mild.

Adana Şakirpaşa Airport in Turkey

Turkish: Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı is the main airport located in the city of Adana which is in the Adana Province of Turkey. Adana Airport was originally opened to serve as one of the dual purpose civil-military airports of Turkey in 1937 and it first started to be used as a civil-only airport in 1956. It is located approximately 3.5 kilometers from Adana's city center. Adana Şakirpaşa Airport is situated in an area of 2,105,510 square meter and has an annual capacity of 3,000,000 passengers. The airport is serviced by Turkish Airlines (THY), Pegasus, Onur Air, AtlasJet, FlyAir, SunExpress, and AnadoluJet Airlines. In 2010 it handled 2,841,220 passengers with 2,417,680 being domestic passengers and 423,540 being international passengers. Transportation to and from the airport is by Bus, Shuttle or Taxi and there is also a VIP transfer services available. Passengers arriving at Adana Airport are offered a few different options for traveling into the heart of city. All flights to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport operate through two main terminals designated as Domestic and International. Upon arrival, passengers will find a full range of facilities and services available to satisfy their travel needs. A variety of restaurants, cafeterias and bars offer a place to relax while enjoying tasty meals and refreshing beverages.


Region: Mediterranean
Province: Adana Province
Beach: No
Marina: No
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Adana Şakirpaşa Airport
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