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Antakya

Administration
Full nameTurkey
Official nameAntakya
CountryTurkey
RegionMediterranean
ProvinceHatay
Geography
Elevation219.8 ft (67|postal_code_type=Postal code m)
Demography
Total Population213581
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code31
Area code(0)326
Licence plate31|blank_name=Licence plate

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Antakya ( , Anṭākyä from , Anṭiokia; , Antiókheia or Antiócheia) is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. The mayor is Lütfü Savaş.

Known as Antioch in ancient times, the city has historical significance for Christianity, as it was the place where the followers of Jesus Christ were called Christians for the first time. The city and its massive walls also played an important role during the Crusades.


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