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Tarsus Travel Guide, Turkey

The city of Tarsus also acts as a district for the Province of Mersin which is part of Turkey. The city of Tarsus is located right on the edge of Tarsus Çay which directly empties in the huge Mediterranean Sea. The city of Tarsus is the unique meeting point of land and sea where the Mediterranean Sea merges with central Anatolia and the huge Cilican plain.

The name of this city Tarsus has been taken from the historical pagan God named Tarku. Some other names for this city during historical years were Antiochia, Tarsisi, and Juliopolis. It was the Hittites that called this city as Tarsa which later become Tarsus.

Climate for the city of Tarsus is extremely hot during the summer seasons. Sometimes the surrounding temperature can become unbearable due to the heating which the sun proves on this city. These hot temperatures become a major reason behind the fall in the number of tourists that hit the city of Tarsus. On the other hand winters for the city of Tarsus is extremely cold plus the city also experiences dampness during the winter season. The extreme in temperature for the winter and the summer season is the major reason why the city of Tarsus experiences loads of tourists annually.

The economy for the city of Tarsus heavily depends on agriculture and this can be considered true from the fact that around half of the total land for this city of Tarsus is being used for farming purposes. Another huge chunk is either orchard or forest. Farmers have started to utilize latest equipment for farming and this has taking agricultural business to next level in the city of Tarsus. You will surly get the chance to observe various well irrigated fields that are being managed, fertilized, and being taken care of very seriously.

The other niche which happens to be a strong backbone for the city of Tarsus is that of commerce. As of today the city of Tarsus is an important commercial hub for the country of Turkey. Some other industries that regularly play major role so as to help the economical condition of this city grow are spare parts businesses, textiles, manufacturing of agricultural machinery, brick building, ceramics, and fruit processing.

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  • WazlingAncient Tarsus
    travel tip by Wazling posted more then 30 days ago
    If you are the the modern city of Tarsus, you definitely should visit the ancient city. The oldest parts can be traced back till 4th millenium B.C.
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