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Iskenderun / Alexandretta

facts in brief

Part of Joseph Roux map, 1764
Part of Joseph Roux map, 1764

Facts in brief:

Turkey's main port on the Mediterranean Sea; developed as an outlet for overland trade from Iran, India & E Asia; became part of Ottoman Empire in 1515; today produces steel & fertilizer; is connected by air to Istanbul, Ankara & Adana.

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