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Coordinates: 36°16′09″N 36°34′02″E / 36.26917°N 36.56722°E / 36.26917; 36.56722Coordinates: 36°16′09″N 36°34′02″E / 36.26917°N 36.56722°E / 36.26917; 36.56722

Country Turkey
Province Hatay
 • Mayor Hüseyin Şanverdi (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Cemalettin Yılmaz
 • District  km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Elevation 158 m (518 ft)
Population ()
 • Urban
 • District
Post code 31500

Reyhanlı (pronounced [ɾ̝ejˈhan.ɫɯ]) is a town and district of Hatay Province, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, near the country's border with Syria.


Formerly known as İrtah and Reyhaniye, Reyhanlı has been settled by Turks since the 16th century especially with Turkish "muhacir" (refugees), Turkic tribes from Rey and later in the 19th century from the Caucasus and Cyprus.

2013 bombings

Main article: 2013 Reyhanlı bombings

The 2013 Reyhanlı bombings were a terrorist attack that involved the explosion of two car bombs in Reyhanlı on 11 May 2013. 51 people were killed, and 140 more were injured in the attack.[1] The car bombs were left outside Reyhanlı's town hall and post office. The first exploded at around 1:45PM local time, (10:45 GMT)[1] and the second exploded about 15 minutes later. People attempting to help those injured in the first explosion were caught in the second blast.[2] This attack was the deadliest single act of terrorism to occur on Turkish soil.[3][4]


The climate is typical of the Mediterranean region, and Reyhanlı is an agricultural district watered from Reyhanlı reservoir, growing cotton, wheat and other grains and raising cattle, sheep and goats.

The town lies on the main road between İskenderun and Aleppo. The border crossing point at Cilvegözü, 5 kilometres (3 miles) south east of Reyhanlı town, is the busiest land border post between Turkey and Syria.[5]


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