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İstiklal is a historical neighborhood in the Seyhan district of the city of Adana. The neighborhood is part of the downtown, situated south of the D400 state road and east of the Adana Metro line.

İstiklal
Neighborhood (Turkish: Mahalle)
Coordinates: 36°59′40.00″N 35°19′38″E / 36.9944444°N 35.32722°E / 36.9944444; 35.32722Coordinates: 36°59′40.00″N 35°19′38″E / 36.9944444°N 35.32722°E / 36.9944444; 35.32722
Country Turkey
RegionÇukurova
ProvinceAdana
DistrictSeyhan
AdministrationMuhtar - Seniors Council
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total7,120
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code0-322

İstiklal neighborhood developed west of the Adana's first Central train station that opened in 1886. Several factories, hotels and luxury mansions built rapidly around the station from 1880s to 1910s.

GovernanceEdit

İstiklal is a mahalle and it is administered by the Muhtar and the Seniors Council.

 
The old Central Train Station
 
Former Greek Mansion, now İstiklal Middle School

DemographicsEdit

The population of Reşatbey as of December 31, 2014 is 7120. The neighborhood is mostly made up of Turkish residents.

 
İstiklal metro station

EconomyEdit

İstiklal is a middle-class neighborhood. Once a manufacturing zone of Adana, the neighborhood was home to Turkey's first textile factories.

TransportEdit

İstiklal station of the Adana Metro is steps away from the İstiklal neighborhood.

Şakirpaşa railway station is 2 km northwest of the neighborhood, one block north of the D400 State road.

Şakirpaşa Airport is 1 km west of the neighborhood at a walking distance.

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