Adana Guide - City Information

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Adana City Information:

Adana Hotels: 32

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Adana, Turkey's fourth largest city, is the centre of the Cukurova region, which steadily progresses in the agricultural and industrial sectors. The history of Adana goes back more than 3,000 years; archaeological finds in the region have revealed human settlements dating from the Paleolithic Age.

Tepebağ Tumulus, where archaeologists found a stone wall and a city center, was built in the Neolithic Age; it is considered to be the oldest city of the Cukurova region. The City of Adana consists of the municipal sections of the 5 metropolitan districts; Seyhan, Yuregir, Cukurova, Saricam and Karaisali.

Seyhan district is fully within the city limits whereas Yuregir, Cukurova, Saricam and Karaisali districts have rural areas outside the city. Adana is one of the first industrialized cities, as well as one of the most economically developed cities of Turkey. With the construction of Seyhan Dam and improvements in agricultural techniques, there was an explosive growth in agricultural production during 1950s. Large-scale industries were built along D-400 state road and Karatas road. Service industry, especially banking, also developed during this period.

Adana is the marketing and distribution center for Cukurova agricultural region, where cotton, wheat, corn, soy bean, barley, grapes and citrus fruits are produced in great quantities. Farmers of Adana produce half of the corn and soy bean in Turkey. 34% of Turkey's peanut and 29% of Turkey's orange is harvested in Adana. Most of the farming and agricultural-based companies of the region have their offices in Adana.

Adana Archaeological Museum was opened in 1924 as one of the oldest ten museums in Turkey. It moved to its current location at the west corner of Seyhan Bridge in 1972. The museum exhibits archeological works from all over Cukurova. Notable works are the two Augustus statues from Hittites, Achilles Sarcophagus depicting Trojan War and statues from Magarsus and Augusta ancient cities.

Misis Mosaic Museum, located on city's far east end at the west bank of Ceyhan River, exhibits mosaics that were on the floor of a 4th century temple in the ancient city of Misis. Mosaic depicts Noah and 23 birds and poultry that he took to his ship during the flood. The museum also exhibits the works that were excavated from Misis Tumulus.

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Adana Hotels: 32

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