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Location of Osmaniye Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Osmaniye|
|• Governor||Erdinç Yılmaz|
|• Total||3,767 km2 (1,454 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
Osmaniye Province (Turkish : Osmaniye ili) is a Turkish province located in southern Turkey. It existed as a province by the name Cebel-i Bereket (meaning "Fertile Mountain") in the early republic until 1933, when it was incorporated into Adana Province. It was made a province again in 1996. It covers an area of 3,767 km2 and has a population of 479,221 (2010 est). The province is situated in Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region.
The capital of the province is Osmaniye (Population: 194,000). The next largest towns are Kadirli (Population: 83,618) and Düziçi (Population: 42,000).
Osmaniye province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):
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Çukurova, Cilicia Pedias in antiquity, is a large fertile plain in the Cilicia region at southern Turkey. The plain forms the easternmost Mersin Province, southern and central Adana Province, western Osmaniye Province and northwestern Hatay Province.
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Ellek is a belde (town) in Düziçi district of Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Atthe distance to Düziçi, is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) and to Osmaniye is 30 kilometres (19 mi).The population of the town is 6545 as of 2010. Ellek, a former village, was declared a seat of township after being merged with another village in 1968. Main economic activity is peanut agriculture and dairying.
Cevdetiye is a belde (town) in the central district (Osmaniye) of Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Atit is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Osmaniye. It is situated on the road connecting Osmaniye to Kadirli at the east end of the Çukurova (Cilicia) plains. The population of Cevdetiye is 2996 as of 2010.
Kırmıtlı is a small belde (town) in the central district (Osmaniye) of Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Atit lies along Ceyhan River. It is situated at the east end of Çukurova plains. Distance to Osmaniye is 17 kilometres (11 mi). The population of Kırmıtlı is 1007 as of 2010. The town is a part of a bird sanctuary known as Castabala valley. There are ruins of the ancient city of Castabala around the town.
Çukurova Regional Airport is a projected airport to be built in Tarsus district of Mersin Province, southern Turkey. It will serve the provinces Mersin and Adana as well as the rest of Çukurova Region.
Böcekli is a belde (town) in Düziçi district of Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Atthe distance to Düziçi, is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) .The population of the town is 2458 as of 2011. Two hundred years ago the original population of Böcekli under the leadership of certain Böcük Koca migrated from Şanlıurfa to present location. With the additional population from the then nomadic Afşar tribes they formed neighbouring villages. In 1994 Boyalı and other five villages merged to form the town of Böcekli. Böcekli, economy depends on irrigated farming. Peanut and cotton are among the main crops.
Karatepe-Aslantaş Open-Air Museum is an open-air museum in Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Karatepe is the location while Aslantaş refers to the lion figure on stone sculptures. The site is situated inside a national park with the same name.
Karatepe-Aslantaş National Park, established in 1958, is a national park in southern Turkey. Situated on the banks of a dam reservoir, it contains an archaeological open-air museum.
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