Bozgüney, Adana

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Bozgüney
Town
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Bozgüney
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°00′N36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250 Coordinates: 38°00′N36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250
Country Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Adana Province
District Tufanbeyli
Elevation
1,500 m (4,920 ft)
Population
 (2012)
  Total1,120
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
01640
Area code(s) 0322
Licence plate 01

Bozgüney is a town in Adana Province, Turkey.

Geography

Bozgüney is a part of Tufanbeyli district which in turn is a part of Adana Province. It is at the extreme north of the province with coordinates 38°00′N36°15′E / 38.000°N 36.250°E / 38.000; 36.250 . It is on the northern slopes of Toros Mountains with an altitude of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). Distance to Adana is 200 kilometres (120 mi) and to Tufanbeyli is 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) . The population is 1120 as of 2012. [1]

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History

The vicinity was inhabited throughout the history. The earliest settles were probably Luwians. The ruins of Comana, the Roman town, are a few kilometers west of Bozgüney. Although debatable, Comana is usually identified with Kummanni, the capital of the kingdom of Kizzuwatna during Hittite domination . The present residents are named Fakılar (a branch of Afshar Turkmens) who had migrated from north Turkistan to Anatolia in mid 14th century. In 1999 Bozgüney was declared township. [2]

Economy

Main economic activities are agriculture, animal husbandry and carpet weaving.

Status in 2014

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

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References

  1. Statistical Institute page Archived January 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  2. Mayor's page (in Turkish) Archived September 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. Official gazette (in Turkish)