"Antakya" Hatay by MalenaN
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Antakya is situated in south Turkey, close to Syria. It is the ancient Antioch and used to be a very prosperous and large town. It once had a population of half a million inhabitants compared to 140 000 inhabitants now days. Until 1939 Antakya was part of the French Protectorate of Syria and the Arabic influence was large. Still many people speak Arabic.
The city is divided in two parts by the Asi River. The west, more modern part, has wide streets while the east side is where you find the old part with the bazaar district and narrow streets.
Antakya is known for the Museum, which has an outstanding collection of Roman mosaics. This is also the place of St Peter's Cave-Church, the first Christian church.
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