Kahramanmaraş Province

Kahramanmaraş Province
Kahramanmaraş ili
Province of Turkey

Location of Kahramanmaraş Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Subregion Hatay
Government
  Electoral district Kahramanmaraş
Area
  Total 14,327 km2 (5,532 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
  Total 1,112,634
  Density 78/km2 (200/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.

Geography

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

Districts

Kahramanmaraş province is divided into 10 districts (İlçe):

Economy

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

Education

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

Cuisine

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.

See also

References

  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

Coordinates: 37°53′54″N 36°58′16″E / 37.89833°N 36.97111°E / 37.89833; 36.97111


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