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Mercin info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +3 hours (Europe/Istanbul)

Population:
537,842

Coordinates:
36.79526, 34.61792

Region:
Mersin

Continent:
Asia

Country name:
Turkey

ISO code:
TR, TUR, 792

Fips code:
TU

Phone code:
90

Country area:
780,580 km2

Country population:
77,804,122

Currency:
TRY

Language:
tr

Other information:

Mersin (pronounced [ˈmæɾsin]) is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It is part of an interurban agglomeration, the Adana-Mersin Metropolitan Area, and lies on the western part of Çukurova, a geographical, economic and cultural region. The city was named after the aromatic plant Myrsine (Greek: Μυρσίνη) in the family Primulaceae, a myrtle that grows in abundance in the area (Turkish: mersin); the 17th-century traveler Evliya Çelebi wrote that there was also a clan named Mersinoğulları.Mersin is an important hub of Turkey's economy, and Turkey's largest seaport is located in the city. Mersin's nickname in Turkey is "Pearl of the Mediterranean" (Turkish: Akdeniz'in İncisi), and the city hosted the 2013 Mediterranean Games. Mersin is the provincial capital of the eponymous Mersin Province of Turkey. Read more in wiki.



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