Mersin Province

Mersin (formerly İçel ) is a province of Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital is Mersin. By 28 June 2002, the province bore the name İçel.

The province has 1,647,899 inhabitants ( 2010 census ) in an area of ​​15,737 km ². The road number is 33 It is bordered to the west by the province of Antalya, Adana and in the east on the north by Konya, Karaman and Nigde.

The population density is 101.41 inhabitants / km ². 61 % of the population live in cities.

Mersin is one of the ancient Cilicia.


The province consists of 13 districts. The capital city of Mersin as a city is divided into several districts, form their own counties:

Own counties are:

  • Gülnar
  • Courage
  • Silifke
  • Tarsus