Kahramanmaraş Province

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Kahramanmaraş Province

Kahramanmaraş ili
Kahramanmaras in Turkey.svg
Location of Kahramanmaraş Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Subregion Hatay
   Electoral district Kahramanmaraş
  GovernorÖmer Faruk Coşkun
  Total14,327 km2 (5,532 sq mi)
 (2020) [1]
  Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0344
Vehicle registration 46

Kahramanmaraş Province (Turkish : Kahramanmaraş ili) is a province of Turkey. Its provincial capital is the city of Kahramanmaraş, the traffic code is 46.



Kahramanmaraş is traversed by the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.


The population of the province in 2012. Kahramanmaras proportional circle map population 2012.png
The population of the province in 2012.

Kahramanmaraş province is divided into 10 districts (İlçe):


Air pollution in Turkey is a chronic problem here, in part due to the coal-fired Afşin-Elbistan power stations. [2]


Kahramanmaraş has historically been famous for its gold. The textile industry is relatively new and mostly machinated.


The Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University is a recently founded university supplying social, language and technical sciences as well as medical education.


The province's most famous culinary speciality is Dondurma, also called "Maraş ice cream", available in specialist Ice Cream shops throughout Turkey. The ice cream has an elastic consistency and is served with knife and fork, often accompanied by a slice of baklava. It melts in the mouth while chewed, with a consistency similar to bubble gum.

Maraş red peppers (called 'kırmızı biber') are also well known for its aroma, Vitamin C content, and moderate hotness. Maraş pepper is different from far-east chilies as dried with support of Scientific Investigations and Universities which contains no aflatoxin and no diseases.

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  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. Kara Rapor 2020: Hava Kirliliği ve Sağlık Etkileri [Black Report 2020: Air Pollution and Health Effects] (Report) (in Turkish). Right to Clean Air Platform Turkey. August 2020.

Coordinates: 37°53′54″N36°58′16″E / 37.89833°N 36.97111°E / 37.89833; 36.97111