Tarsus forms an administrative district in the eastern part of the Mersin Province and lies in the core of Çukurova region. With a history going back over 6,000 years, Tarsus has long been an important stop for traders and a focal point of many civilizations. During the Roman Empire, Tarsus was the capital of the province of Cilicia.
In 1924, Mersin was made a province, and in 1933 Mersin and İçel provinces were joined to form the (greater Mersin) İçel province. As of 1920, Mersin had five piers at its port, with one privately owned by a railroad company serving Mersin, Tarsus , and Adana .
1. The population figure includes rural areas around Tarsus as well. A more correct figure for the city itself (2008 est.) would be 228 471. 2. Something is wrong with the location of Tarsus on the map. Actually that particular mark belongs to Mersin rather than to Tarsus. Tarsus is a bit east of what is marked as Tarsus .
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Tarsus forms an administrative district in the eastern part of the Mersin Province and lies in the core of Çukurova region. With a history going back over 6,000 years, Tarsus has long been an important stop for traders and a focal point of many civilisations.
The Tarsus Arena (Turkish: Tarsus Spor Salonu) is a multi-sport indoor arena at Tarsus in Mersin Province, Turkey. Built in 1990, it is owned by the Youth Services and Sports Directoriate of Mersin and has a seating capacity of 1,500. It was renovated and modernized for use by the 2013 Mediterranean Games.
Tarsus, Mersin, ancient and modern city in Turkey (former region of Cilicia) Tarsus (West Syriac Diocese), a Syrian Orthodox archdiocese, attested between the seventh and thirteenth centuries Tarsus Waterfall, on the outskirts of the city Berdan River, also known as the Tarsus River, which flows past the city
Tarsus American College or Tarsus American School (official Turkish name: Özel Tarsus Amerikan Lisesi, also known as Tarsus Amerikan Koleji) is a private coeducational high school located in Tarsus, Province of Mersin, Turkey. It is known for the success of its alumni throughout the world.
Tarsus, in the Cilicia of the antiquity, in what is now southern Turkey, was an important city during both ancient and medieval ages. The tombs of Daniel of the Bible, and the caliph Al-Ma'mun (786–833), are both in Tarsus. Saint Paul was a resident of Tarsus.