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Saimbeyli

Hadjin Saimbeyli
City
Hadjin  Saimbeyli is located in Turkey
Hadjin  Saimbeyli
Hadjin Saimbeyli
Coordinates:
Country  Turkey
Region Mediterranean
Province Western Armenia Adana
Government
 • Mayor Mustafa Şahin Gökçe (MHP)
Area[1]
 • }  km2 ( sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban .
 • District 16,630
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 01xx
Area code(s) 0322
Licence plate 01

Saimbeyli (Armenian: Հաճըն, Hadjin) is a small city and a district in Adana Province, Turkey in the Çukurova region. The city of Saimbeyli is located in the Taurus mountains, 157 km north of the city of Adana, by a difficult road. The city has a population of 3,952.

The city of Saimbeyli is on the Göksu river (one of the sources of the Seyhan, in a valley between the forested mountains of Dibek and Bakır. There is a pass through the mountains from here to Kayseri and the valley is watered by many mountain streams.

History

The area was occupied as far back as the Hittite period and many other civilisations subsequently, including Byzantium.

Places of interest

  • near the village of Bahçeköyü there is a castle perched on a rock. This rock has been fortified since antiquity and the castle played an important role in the crusades.
  • Saimbeyli castle (known as Badimon in the Middle Ages)

See also

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