Adana is the fifth most-populated city in Turkey, located in the south of the county on the Seyhan River 19 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea. It is major site of Turkey's agriculture, industry, and commerce. It has an average population of 2.2 million and is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world.
The first settlement here was in 6000 BC, over 8,000 years ago. It was part of Roman province ruled by Tarsus around 50 BC.
Today, Adana is known for its size, wealth, agricultural richness, culture, history, iconic mosque, riverfront, and fast-growing economy.
People Born in Adana
Adana in People's Lives
Julius Caesar: Fleeing Rome after tension in the city rose against me, I decided to join the army, and was stationed here for a time, around 82 BC.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Skyfall.