Çamalan

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Çamalan
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Çamalan
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°12′00″N34°48′19″E / 37.20000°N 34.80528°E / 37.20000; 34.80528 Coordinates: 37°12′00″N34°48′19″E / 37.20000°N 34.80528°E / 37.20000; 34.80528
Country Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Tarsus
Elevation
750 m (2,460 ft)
Population
(2012)
  Total219
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
33400
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Çamalan is a village in Tarsus district of Mersin Province, Turkey. It is in the Taurus Mountains and to the west of Turkish state highway D 400.png . There is a German cemetery from World War I in the village, which is 40 kilometres (25 mi) to Tarsus and 67 kilometres (42 mi) to Mersin. The population of village was 219 as of 2012. [1] The village was founded in the 16th century by Turkmens of the Alevi sect. They escaped from the harsh treatment of the Ottoman sultan Selim I to the forests of the mountainous area for concealment. Their main economic activity was forestry, and they were called tahtacı ("woodman"). Nowadays, however, the majority of the village population is retired people from the cities in the Çukurova plains (Cilicia of the antiquity).

Tarsus, Mersin Place in Mersin, Turkey

Tarsus is a historic city in south-central Turkey, 20 km inland from the Mediterranean. It is part of the Adana-Mersin metropolitan area, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Turkey with a population of 3 million people. Tarsus forms an administrative district in the eastern part of the Mersin Province and lies in the core of Çukurova region.

Mersin Province Province of Turkey in Mediterranean

The Mersin Province is a province in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast between Antalya and Adana. The provincial capital is the city of Mersin and the other major town is Tarsus, birthplace of St Paul. The province is part of Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region, that covers the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay.

Taurus Mountains mountain range

The Taurus Mountains, are a mountain complex in southern Turkey, separating the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian Plateau. The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east. It is a part of the Alpide belt in Eurasia.

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