ADANA CITY

With a history dating back to 6000 BC, Adana is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia and is the fourth largest city in Turkey. Interest in the city is not only due to its collection of historical sites, but it is also renowned as a thriving, modern region. Its population boom (now 1.5 million) can be attributed to its fertile plains, rivers and highlands, which have created a major textile industry, and the city is also an importing trading centre for gold.

History
Adana, founded on the delta of the Seyhan and Ceyhan rivers, dates back to 6000 BC. The area has had a long string of rulers, starting with the Luvi Kingdom from 1900 BC (a branch of the Hittites), through a succession of Hittites, Phrygians, Assyrians, Persians, Seluicuds and Byzantines. There was an on-off struggle between the Greeks and Persians, which lasted 1000 years, which ended once the Romans came in the 1st century BC. The city first became an important trading centre under the Romans. Following the age of Islam, which began in 638 AD, there were then the Egyptian Mamelukes, the Ramazanogullari (Turks), and the Ottomans who captured the city in the16th century.
Adana has been given the following names in order
Uru Adania -Adad -Adanus -Ezene -Batana -Erdena At Last Adana has occupied a place in the formal enrolments since 1872 and was registered.

Climate
With high mountains and low-lying plains, Adana’s climate varies depending on the geography. The climate of the plains is typical of the Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. The coldest month is January (average temperature 9ºC) and the hottest is August (average 28ºC).

Museums
The Archaeological Museum of Adana
The Ethnographic Museum
Ataturk Museum
Misis Mosaic Museum

Ruin Places
Anavarza Ruins
Misis (Mopsuhestia) Ruins
Tufanbeyli Şar (Komana) Ruins
Yumurtalik Ayas (Aegae) Ruins
Karatas Magarsus Ruins
Aladag Akören Ruins
Tasköprü (Stone Bridge)

Religion Tourism
Ulu Mosque And Kulliye (Ramazanoglu Mosque, Center)
Yag Mosque (Former Mosque, Center)
Hasanaga Mosque (Center)
Hoskadem Mosque (Kozan)
Kurtkulagi Mosque (Ceyhan)

Highlands
Highlands of Pozanti
Highlands of Kozan
Highlands of Saimbeyli
Highlands of Tufanbeyli
Highlands of Aladag
Highlands of Feke-Karaisali

Eco Tourism

Bird-watching
Seyhan And Ceyhan Basins
Aladaglar
Tuzla Lake
Akyatan Lake
Agyatan Lake
Yumurtalik Lagoons

Thermal Springs
The Haruniye Thermal Tourism Center

Golden Silk Cocoon Culture and Art Festivals

Significant Days
Local Days of Celebration
Commemoration Ceremonies for Asik Ferrahi, Ceyhan District Kivrikli Village, 21-22 April
Atatürk's Arrival in Adana, Provincial Center, 15 March
Festivals
Altin Koza (Golden Cocoon) Film Festival Provincial Center 14-25 September
Imamoglu Peach Festival Imamoglu In June
Kizildag Karakucak Wrestling Festival Karaisali
Cherry Festival Saimbeyli 20-22 June
Festivities:
Cultural Festivities Provincial Center 4-14 October
25 April Children's Festivities Provincial Center 25-30 April
Freedom from Occupation Celebrations Provincial Center 5-12 January
Initiation of Kuvva-i Milliye Organization and the Start of First Independence Movements in Çukurova Karaisalı 1 April
Commemoration of Sister - City Decleration of Karatas Municipality and Municipality of Memingen in Germany Karatas 23-26 April
Significant Weeks:
International Karacaoglan Culture and Art Week Provincial Center and Feke District 20-25 November
Orhan Kemal Week Provincial Center 3-9 June
Freedom from Occupation Days:
Freedom Day - Adana Adana 5-12 January
Freedom Day - Ceyhan 6 January
Freedom Day - Feke 22 March
Freedom Day - Karaisali 1 April
Freedom Day - Pozanti 25 May
Freedom Day - Kozan 2 June
Freedom Day - Saimbeyli 18 October