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Sanliurfa Destination Guide

Delve into Sanliurfa in Turkey

Sanliurfa in the region of Şanlıurfa with its 449,549 residents is located in Turkey - some 373 mi or ( 600 km ) South-East of Ankara , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Sanliurfa

Local time in Sanliurfa is now 11:40 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Istanbul " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Damascus, Ar Raqqah, Al Bab, Tyre, and Beirut. While being here, you might want to check out Damascus . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Sanliurfa ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Turkish wedding banquet music at Urfa's Harran Hotel

0:50 min by anieb
Views: 7416 Rating: 4.00

Try for higher quality or if halts occur. Photos from Turkey at At about 10pm after arriving late at the Harran Hotel, we heard some rather loud music and were told we co ..

Turkey Urfa Bazaar

3:53 min by TaknyosP
Views: 7352 Rating: 5.00

Video of the bazaar in Şanlıurfa & its Gümrül Hanı (a han or caravanserai is like a medieval motel). The han is now a coffee shop frequented by men. Despite the popularity of Turkish coffee throughout ..

Urfa/Sanlıurfa: For Archaeology: Gobekli Tep Oldrover's photos around Sanliurfa, Turkey

1:36 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
Views: 2260 Rating: 3.40

Preview of Oldrover's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Sanliurfa, Tur ..

Türkei - Rundreise 3 - Sanli Urfa

7:39 min by Peter Menzel
Views: 1763 Rating: 0.00

PMMedia1: Musik by Dreamweaver - Markus Pitzer Wir setzen unsere Türkei-Rundreise fort und verlassen die Mittelmeer-Region. Nach der Überquerung des Euphrat erreichen wir den Norden ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Edessa is the historical name of an ancient town in upper Mesopotamia, refounded on an ancient site by Seleucus I Nicator. For the modern history of the city, see Şanlıurfa.

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Located at 37.15 38.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Ancient Greek sites in Turkey, Archaeological sites in Turkey, Buildings and structures in Şanlıurfa Province, Crusade places, History of Şanlıurfa Province, Holy cities, Osroene, Roman sites in Turkey, Seleucid colonies in Anatolia

Battle of Urfa

The Battle of Urfa was an uprising in the spring of 1920 against the French army occupying the city of Urfa (modern Şanlıurfa) by the Turkish National Forces. The French garrison of Urfa held out for two months until it sued for negotiations with the Turks for safe conduct out of the city. The Turks reneged on their promises, however, and the French unit was massacred in an ambush staged by the Turkish Nationalists during its retreat from Urfa.

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Located at 37.15 38.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 1920 in Turkey, Battles of the Franco-Turkish War, Conflicts in 1920, History of Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa GAP Stadium

Şanlıurfa GAP Stadium is an olympic stadium in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. It is the home stadium of Şanlıurfaspor. The stadium holds 28,965 spectators and was opened in 2009.

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Located at 37.15 38.81 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Football venues in Turkey, Multi-purpose stadiums in Turkey, Sports venues completed in 2009, Şanlıurfaspor

Şanlıurfa Airport

Şanlıurfa Airport is a closed airport in Şanlıurfa Province, Turkey. It is located 9 km south of the city of Şanlıurfa (commonly called "Urfa"). It was closed in 2007 after construction of the Şanlıurfa GAP Airport, about 34 km northeast of the city.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.09 38.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Airports in Turkey

Boydere, Koçarlı

Boydere is a village in the District of Koçarlı, Aydın Province, Turkey. As of 2010 it had a population of 207 people.

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Located at 37.12 38.88 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Koçarlı District, Populated places in Aydın Province


Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Sanliurfa

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