Mağara, Silifke

Mağara, Silifke
—  Village  —
Mağara is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°43′N 33°52′E / 36.717°N 33.867°E / 36.717; 33.867Coordinates: 36°43′N 33°52′E / 36.717°N 33.867°E / 36.717; 33.867
Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
District Silifke
 – Muhtar
Elevation 1,410 m (4,590 ft)
Population (2010)
 – Total 233
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33940
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Mağara (former Mara or Kırobası) is a village in Silifke district of Mersin Province, Turkey. It is situated in Toros Mountains. At 36°43′N 33°52′E / 36.717°N 33.867°E / 36.717; 33.867 it is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) to Silifke and 125 kilometres (78 mi) to Mersin. The population of village is 233 [1] as of 2010. But it was a more populous settlement in the Middle Ages. The Greeks who made a part of the population were deported to Greece during the compulsory population exchange between Greece and Turkey (Turkish: mübadele) in 1920s. Modern day Mağara is known for annual commemoration day for Marshal Fevzi Çakmak.


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