Hassa, Hatay

Hassa
Hassa is located in Turkey
Hassa
Hassa
Coordinates: 36°47′58″N 36°31′04″E / 36°47′58″N 36°31′04″E / 36.79944; 36.51778
Country Turkey
ProvinceHatay
Government
 • MayorMehmet Karataş (AKP)
 • KaymakamHarun Başıbüyük
Area[1]
 • District514.30 km2 (198.57 sq mi)
Elevation430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban9,758
 • District54,104
 • District density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Post code31710
Websitewww.hassa.bel.tr

Hassa is a district of Hatay Province, Turkey on the eastern side of the Nur (Amanos) Mountains, looking towards the city of Gaziantep. It is on the Antakya-Malatya road. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Hassa was part of the Adana Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. Hassa was a district in Cebel-i Bereket Province from 1923 to 1933 and then a part of Gaziantep Province until 1939.

Hassa is an olive-growing district. The trees were first brought there by Ottoman governor Derviş Paşa in the late 19th century.

Demography

Hassa is a Sunni Turkmen district of Hatay province.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Hassa
Bân-lâm-gú: Hassa (Hatay)
Deutsch: Hassa (Hatay)
Esperanto: Hassa (Turkio)
فارسی: حصه
français: Hassa (Hatay)
Kiswahili: Hassa, Turkey
кырык мары: Хасса
Bahasa Melayu: Hassa, Turki
norsk: Hassa
norsk nynorsk: Hassa i Hatay
پنجابی: ضلع ہاسا
русский: Хасса
Türkçe: Hassa
Tiếng Việt: Hassa