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Situated in the middle of the Cukurova Plain (Cilician Plain), Adana is the 5.largest city of Turkey (the ancient Antioch in Cilicia), builded in the most fertile agricultural area of Turkiye, which is fed by the waters of River Seyhan.
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The city's name originates in mythology, where it was said to have been founded by Adanus, the son of Kronus (God of Weather).
The history of Adana goes back 3000 years; finds in the region reveal human occupation of the area during the Paleolithic Age.
Due to its being in the heart of that fertile center Adana has been an important city for many civilizations for centuries dating back to the Hittites.
The name also appears as Coa, and may be the place referred to in the Bible, where King Solomon obtained horses. (I Kings 10:28; II Chron. 1:16)
Tarsus ( province of Mersin) is the birth place of St Paul.
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Adana is Kebap ,salgam,Cotton and Watermellon.
The first people to grow cotton for clothing and towels and sheets were the Harappan people in India, about 2500 BC. Cotton is mentioned in the Rig Veda, written about 600 BC in India. A little bit of cotton was also grown in Egypt, but it never became very important there.
The Romans, further away, thought of cotton as an expensive luxury like silk. Soon afterwards in the 500's AD, the Sassanians were certainly growing cotton, at least at the city of Merv in their eastern possessions.
The English word for cotton comes from the Arabic “qutun.” The establishment of the Islamic Empire in the late 600's AD gave a big push to cotton production, which spread westward across the Islamic Empire to North Africa and Spain (which also uses the Arabic word for cotton, "algodon"). And the Eastern Roman Empire also started growing cotton, by the 700's or so. In West Asia and northern Africa, poor people began wearing cotton clothing. But in Europe, cotton was still a very unusual luxury, imported from the Islamic empire. After about 1000 Italian traders brought a little more cotton to Europe, but still as a finished luxury product, not growing it in Europe.We know that the cotton was cultivated in this Cilician plaine at that time and still is leading the economy of Adana
- Cons:too much internal immigration
- In a nutshell:hot and rich
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