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Coordinates: 36°51′N35°39′E / 36.850°N 35.650°E / 36.850; 35.650 Coordinates: 36°51′N35°39′E / 36.850°N 35.650°E / 36.850; 35.650
Country Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Adana Province
District Yüreğir
185 m (610 ft)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
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Area code(s) 0322
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Çelemli is a municipality in the Yüreğir district of Adana Province.



Situated east of the Ceyhan River, Çelemli is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) inland from the Mediterranean Sea at 36°51′N35°39′E / 36.850°N 35.650°E / 36.850; 35.650 . Highway distance to Adana is 45 kilometres (28 mi) and to the historical city of Misis (Mopsuestia) is 20 kilometres (12 mi). It is situated on a low valley with an altitude of about 170 metres (560 ft). On the summit of the nearest hill there are telecommunication facilities like microwave links, TV transmitter stations, etc. The population of the town is 1365 as of 2012. [1]


After Ottoman conquest of Balkan peninsula in the 14th century, Oghuz Turks in Anatolia had been transferred to Balkans, where they lived up to the second half of the 19th century. However, after the disastrous Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) most of them had to return where they were settled in various locations in Anatolia. Çelemli residents are a part of those immigrants. [2]


The most important economic activity is cattle dealing and dairying. Wheat, canola, watermelon, sunflower and cabbage are among the more important crops. In fact the name of the town Çelemli is a distorted form of the word kelem the popular name of cabbage among the Turks of Balkan.

Status in 2014

According to Law act no 6360, all township municipalities will be abolished and they will be merged into the district municipality in 2014. Thus in 2014 Çelemli will be a part Yüreğir municipality. [3]

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  1. Statistical Institute page
  2. Mayor’s page (in Turkish)
  3. Official gazette (in Turkish)