Osmaniye Province


Osmaniye Province

Osmaniye ili
Location of Osmaniye Province in Turkey
Location of Osmaniye Province in Turkey
 • Electoral districtOsmaniye
 • GovernorErdinç Yılmaz
 • Total3,767 km2 (1,454 sq mi)
 • Total534,415
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Area code(s)0328
Vehicle registration80

Osmaniye Province (Turkish: Osmaniye ili) is a Turkish province located in southern Turkey. It existed as a province by the name Cebel-i Bereket (meaning "Fertile Mountain") in the early republic until 1933, when it was incorporated into Adana Province. It was made a province again in 1996. It covers an area of 3,767 km2 and has a population of 479,221 (2010 est). The province is situated in Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region.

The capital of the province is Osmaniye (Population: 194,000). The next largest towns are Kadirli (Population: 83,618) and Düziçi (Population: 42,000).


Osmaniye districts

Osmaniye province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):

Historical sites and ruins

  • Karatepe - Aslantaş (Domuztepe-Pınarözü) - Kadirli/Düziçi
  • In 2018, ancient mosaics were discovered. One of the mosaics show a radish on it. It also has a human figure holding grapes and a partridge in his hand. In addition, it has Greek text. It is believed to date back to 1st century.[2]

Notable people


  • Karakucak Wrestling Festival - Kadirli (25–26 May)


See also



  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Ancient mosaics discovered in southern Turkey

External links

  • (in Turkish) Osmaniye governor's official website
  • (in Turkish) Osmaniye municipality's official website
  • (in Turkish) Osmaniye Haber
  • (in English) Osmaniye weather forecast information

Coordinates: 37°13′41″N 36°12′45″E / 37.22806°N 36.21250°E / 37.22806; 36.21250