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Ceyhan
Ceyhan
(pronounced [dʒeːˈhan]) is a city and a district in the Adana
Adana
Province, in southern Turkey, 43 km (27 mi) east of Adana. With a population of over 157,000, it is the largest district of the province, outside the city of Adana. Ceyhan
Ceyhan
is the transportation hub for Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Russian oil and natural gas. The city is situated on the Ceyhan River
Ceyhan River
that flows through Çukurova
Çukurova
plain. The Ceyhan River
Ceyhan River
is dammed at Aslantas
Aslantas
to provide flood control and irrigation for the lower river basin around Ceyhan.

Contents

1 Economy 2 Contemporary Life 3 Transport 4 Places of interest 5 International relations

5.1 Twin towns – Sister cities

6 See also 7 Footnotes

Economy[edit] Ceyhan's marine transport terminal is the Mediterranean terminus of the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline
Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline
(the "BTC") which brings crude oil from the landlocked Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
across Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
and Georgia, and entering Turkey
Turkey
in the northeast. The pipeline was completed in May 2005. The terminal contains seven storage tanks, a jetty capable of loading two tankers of up to 300,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT) simultaneously, metering facilities, a waste water treatment plant and vapor incineration ("burn-off") facilities. Ceyhan
Ceyhan
Terminal is also the destination of Kirkuk- Ceyhan
Ceyhan
Oil Pipeline and planned Samsun- Ceyhan
Ceyhan
by-pass pipeline. In future Ceyhan
Ceyhan
will be also a natural gas hub for a planned pipeline constructed parallel to the Kirkuk- Ceyhan
Ceyhan
oil pipeline, and for a planned extension of the Blue Stream
Blue Stream
Gas Pipeline from Samsun to Ceyhan. Set to become a crossroad in the near future, Ceyhan's significance in political terms is also expected to rise considerably, as stressed during an early 2006 symposium organized by the municipality.[3] Contemporary Life[edit] Ceyhan
Ceyhan
is the second most developed and populated district of Adana Province after the center of Adana. Like everywhere else on this coast it is roasting hot in summer. There are a number of restaurants serving the legendary Adana
Adana
kebab. The river runs through the district. Transport[edit] Adana
Adana
Şakirpaşa Airport is the closest airport to Ceyhan
Ceyhan
60 km (37 mi) west of the city. There are domestic and international flights to numerous destinations from the airport. Ceyhan Railway Station was opened in 1912 as part of the Berlin-Baghdad Railway. The station is currently served by two regional lines and one long-distance line. Regional lines run from Mersin
Mersin
to İskenderun
İskenderun
and Mersin
Mersin
to İslahiye; long-distance line runs from Adana
Adana
to Elâzığ. There are three services daily to Adana Central Station to connect to the western destinations; Mersin, Ankara, Karaman and Kayseri. Places of interest[edit]

The Caravanserai of Kurtkulağı - built in 1659 by Hüseyin Paşa, architect Mehmed Ağa. Tumlu Kale or Dumlukale - another castle. Sirkeli Höyük - built to commemorate a battle here between Hittite emperor Muvattali and the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses.

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Turkey Twin towns – Sister cities[edit] Ceyhan
Ceyhan
is twinned with:

Sumgait, Azerbaijan[4][5]

See also[edit]

Çukurova Adana- Mersin
Mersin
Metropolitan Area Cilicia War Chronology of the Turkish War of Independence Kirkuk- Ceyhan
Ceyhan
Oil Pipeline

Footnotes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.  ^ From Ceyhun to Ceyhan
Ceyhan
- Papers presented during the 29 March-1 April 2006 symposium organized by the municipality of Ceyhan
Ceyhan
Archived October 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. covering the region's culture and ethnography, as well as the broader subjects of the international oil industry, the Caucasus
Caucasus
and the Cyprus dispute. (in Turkish) ^ "Twin-cities of Azerbaijan". Azerbaijans.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09.  ^ "Sumqayıt şəhər icra hakimiyyəti. Beynəlxalq Əlaqələr" [Sumgayit Executive Power. International Relations]. Archived from the original on 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

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Ceyhan
Ceyhan
in Adana Province
Adana Province
of Turkey

Districts

Aladağ Ceyhan Çukurova Feke İmamoğlu Karaisalı Karataş Kozan Pozantı Saimbeyli Sarıçam Seyhan Tufanbeyli Yumurtalık Yüreğir

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 243223

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