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AREA: 7.642 km²

POPULATION: 1.140.594 (1990)

TRAFFIC CODE: 27

DISTRICTS: Gaziantap (center), Araban, İslahiye, Karkamış, Nizip, Oğuzeli, Nurdağı, Şahinbey, Şehitkamil, Yavuzeli.

SITES OF INTEREST: Düllükbaba forest recreation area, Zincirli, Gedikli, Tilmen, Kırışkal and Sakçagözü (Sakçagöze) tumuluses, Dolikhe (Dülük), Kuzeyne, Korus, Belkıs and Karkamış (Kargamış) settlement ruins from antiquity Yesemek statutes, Gaziantep, Tilbaşar, Rumkale, Karacaören and Ravanda castles, Ömeriye, Boyacı (Kadı Kemaleddin) Eyüpoğlu, Esenbek (İhsan Bey), Ali Nacar (Annacar), Ali Dola (Ala'üd Devle), Tahtalı, Ağa, Handaliye, Alaybey, Şeyh Fethullah, Şirvani (İki Şerefeli), Akcurun, Canbolat Bey, Şeyh,Şeyhler, Hindioğlu and Çalık mosques, Ramazaniye (Ahmed Çelebi) old theological school (medrese), Şeker, Pasha, Hışva, Emir Ali, Millet, Kürkçü and Belediye Inns, Zincirli and Kemikli bazaars, Eski, Pasha, Şıh, Pazar, Naip, Tabak, Hoca, Hasan Bey and Tuğlu baths, Şeyh Abdullah Efendi Lodge, Debbağhane, Aynülleben, Yazıcık, Babilke and IV. Murad bridges, Gaziantep Museum.

Provincial Cultural Directorate


    Tel: (342) 232 18 58
    Fax: (342) 234 06 04


State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate
    İl Halk Kütüphanesi
    GAZİANTEP
    Tel: (0 342) 231 82 52
    Fax: 234 06 04


Museums

    Archeology Museum
    Address: İstasyon cad. - Gaziantep
    Tel: (342) 231 11 71
    Fax: (342) 210 30 17

    Ethnography Museum
    Address: Eyüboğlu Mah. Hanifioğlu Sok. No: 64 -
    Gaziantep
    Tel: (342) 230 47 21


Historical Sites and Ruins

    Belkız-Zeugma - Nizip/Belkıs
    Yesemek - İslahiye/Yesemek
    Tilmen - İslahiye/Tilme
    Dülük Örenyeri - Şeyit
    Kamil/Dülük


Significant Days

    Local Days of Celebration:


    Arrival of Atatürk at Gaziantep
    Gaziantep
    26 Ocak

    Bestowement of Gazi (Veteran)Title to Gaziantep
    Gaziantep
    8 February

    Mercidabık Victory
    Gaziantep
    24 August

    Freedom from Occupation Days:

    Freedom Day - Kilis
    Kilis
    7 December

    Freedom Day - Gaziantep and Commemoration of the Martyr

    Gaziantep
    25 December

    Festivals:

    Aba Wrestling Tournament
    Gaziantep
    May

    Pistachioe Festival and Aba Wrestling Tournament
    Gaziantep
    September

    Cumhuriyet Cup Aba Wrestling Tournament
    Gaziantep
    29 October

    Expositions:

    Low - Cost Garments and Food Exposition
    Gaziantep
    5 June-5 July

    Gaziantep Industrial Exposition
    Gaziantep
    15 August-15 September

    Festivities:

    Freedom from Occupation Celebrations
    Gaziantep
    25 December