Sites & cities that bear the name of Gaziantep


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : 3,650 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : khantap?, Antep, ‘Aīntāb, عينتاب, Dîlok, Hantab, Hamtab, Hatab, غازى عينتاب, Ghazi Aīntāb

Description : Gaziantep (Turkish pronunciation: [ɡaːˈziantep]), previously and still informally called Antep (pronounced [anˈtep]; عين تاب in Ottoman Turkish; ‘Aīntāb (عينتاب) in Arabic; Dîlok in Kurdish), is the capital of Gaziantep Province, in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some 185 kilometres (115 mi) east of Adana and 97 kilometres (60 mi) north of Aleppo, Syria. It is probably located on the site of ancient Antiochia ad Taurum, and is near ancient Zeugma. The city has two urban districts under its administration, Şahinbey and Şehitkamil. It is the sixth-most populous city in Turkey and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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