Gaziantep

Gaziantep

About Gaziantep

Gaziantep, previously and still informally called Antep ] is a city in southeast Turkey and amongst the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The city is located 185 kilometres (115 miles) northeast of Adana and 127 kilometres by road north of Aleppo, Syria. The city has two urban districts under its administration, ahinbey and ehitkamil. It is the sixth most populous city in Turkey. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, as of 2011 the city of Gaziantep had a population of 1,376,352 and its metropolitan municipality 1,393,289. Gaziantep was originally called Antap (in Ottoman Turkish ) but after some centuries the name shifted to Antep. The origin of the name is shrouded in mystery, but there are several theories: In 1921, 'Antep' was legally renamed 'Gaziantep', meaning 'Victorious Antep'.

Contributions by Khoikhoi, Macrakis, and Zagallo.