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'''İskenderun''', also known as '''Alexandretta''', is a city in [[Hatay Province]], [[Mediterranean Turkey]]. It’s located on the coast of Mediterranean Sea.
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==Understand==
 
This is one of the few still-existing cities in the world which was founded by, and indeed gets its name from '''Alexander the Great''' (who is known as ''Büyük İskender'' in Turkish), with [[Alexandria]] in [[Egypt]] being the other notable example. İskenderun today has a population of about 300,000 people and is an industrialized city, surrounded by petrochemical plants and steelworks, although the city centre is still enjoyable with its lovely palm-lined promenade on the shore of the sea.
 
 
 
==Get in==
 
===by air===
 
Nearest airport for international flights is located in [[Adana]] to the north. For domestic flights, Hatay Airport located in the outskirts of [[Antakya]] to the south (45 min. driving) is another possibility alongside Adana Airport.
 
 
 
===by train===
 
There is a train station in the city, with many daily services from/to [[Adana]] and [[Mersin]].
 
 
 
===by car===
 
The city is connected to the rest of Turkey by the motorway numbered '''O-53''' (toll-road). The southward road towards [[Antakya]] and [[Syria]] is also well-paved but windy when crossing the mountain range inbetween.
 
 
 
 
 
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==Contact==
 
The telephone code of İskenderun is '''326''' (dial +90 326 when calling from out of Turkey).
 
 
 
==Get out==
 
 
 
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