Due in major part to the city’s numerous beautiful natural landscapes, historic neighbourhoods, and bustling coastal amenities, Mersin has experienced an increase in tourism over the past several years. According to data from the Mersin Directorate General of Population, Mersin had the 11th-highest population position in Turkey with 1.868.757 residents.
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The annual population growth rate of Mersin was 1.54%. The highest population growth rate is seen in Mezitli, where it is 3.57 percent, and the lowest in Camili, where it is 1.11 percent.
In Mersin, there are 805 neighbourhoods spread across a total area of 1,585,300 km2. There are also 14 municipalities within this territory. The areas of Akdeniz, Mezitli, Yenisehir, and Taurus are considered to be the centre regions of the area.
On the one hand, the region’s profusion of shops offering necessities for daily living encourages all kinds of guest spending. On the other hand, they attract a tonne of shoppers from tourists. The Forum, Mersin’s most well-known shopping complex, was crowned the best mall in Europe in 2009. The region is also the third-largest city on the Mediterranean Sea after Antalya and Adana and the eighth-largest city in Turkey.
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Due in major part to the recent development of brand-new hotels along the coastline as well as several active facilities and businesses that cater to the tourism sector, the region has developed into one of Turkey’s most well-known tourist attractions.
800 berths that met international standards were completed in the region’s main yacht port, and bids were also solicited to increase yacht tourism in the city.
Culturally speaking, the Mersin International Music Festival is set up to bring more people. Several cultural occasions, including as the Mersin Festival for Turkish Music and the Mersin International Festival for Multi-Voiced Choruses, promote tourism. Additionally, the cities of Akdeniz and Yenisehir host free theatre performances at various times throughout the year.
Where is Mersin Located?
A renowned location with a sweeping view of the Mediterranean Sea is Mersin, which is located on Turkey’s southern coast and has a significant port on the shore. Adana, Konya, and Nigde define its eastern, western, and northern borders, respectively. The fact that the region is close to Antalya and Konya, both of which have a number of tourist attractions and historical monuments, undoubtedly helps the city draw more people.