Hatay is a region in the middle east around the town of Iskenderun. Ä°skenderun, formerly known in the west as Alexandretta or previously as Scanderoon (Arabic Ø§ÙØ¥Ø³ÙÙØ¯Ø±ÙÙ al-Ê¼IskandarÅ«n), is a city in the Turkish province of Hatay. ...
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Template:Syria-geo-stub shows the Location of the Province Hatay Flag of the Republic of Hatay (1938-1939) Hatay is a province of southern Turkey, situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the west and Syria to the south and east. ... On September 2, 1938 the French turned the Alexandretta district of the Syrian Republic into the autonomous Republic of Hatay. ...
The earliest inhabitants of the region were the Prototigris who later came under the rule of the Akads in the first half of the 3rd millennium B.C. In the 2nd millennium B.C. the Amik Plain was invaded by the Subars, one of a confederation of city-states united by a common language and traditions.
Hittite rule in Hatay was brought to an end after 140 years by so called sea-tribes from the west.
Antakya, the biblical Antioch, is situated on the Asi River (Orontes) in a fertile surrounding.
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