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This article is about the intracity district of Mersin. For the mountain system, see Toros Mountains.

Street scene, Toroslar, Mersin
Location in Turkey

Coordinates: 36°49′N 34°37′E / 36.817°N 34.617°E / 36.817; 34.617Coordinates: 36°49′N 34°37′E / 36.817°N 34.617°E / 36.817; 34.617

Country  Turkey
Province Mersin Province
 • Body İlçe (district)
Population ()
 • Urban
 • District
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 33xxx
Area code(s) 0324
Licence plate 33

Toroslar is a municipality and district governorate in Greater Mersin, Turkey. Mersin is one of 16 metropolitan centers in Turkey with more than one municipality within city borders. Now in Mersin there are four second-level municipalities in addition of Greater Mersin (büyükşehir) municipality. The mayor of Toroslar is Hamit Tuna (member of MHP, elected in 2009)).


Toroslar composes the northern quarters of Mersin at about 36°49′N 34°37′E / 36.817°N 34.617°E / 36.817; 34.617. The sister municipality of Akdeniz lies in the south. Müftü River and the sister municipality of Yenişehir lie in the south west. Southern slopes of Toros mountains lie in the north.[1]


Yumuktepe, the ruins of one of the earliest human settlements in Anatolia is in Toroslar. Excavations by John Garstang and Seton Lloyd both of which were directors of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, revealed 23 levels of occupation, the earliest dating from ca. 6300 BC. The site however was abandoned during Byzantine Empire period.[2] Modern settlement began in 19 th century. Originally a part of Mersin municipality, the municipality of Toroslar was established in 1993 as a secondary level municipality and the corresponding district governorate was established in 2008.


According to 2011 figures the population of Toroslar is 253.446. (126.833 male and 126.613 female citizens.) [3] Approximately, % 30 of Mersin citizens live in Toroslar.

Rural area

There are 32 villages and five towns in the rural area of Toroslar. The total population of the district is (urban and rural) 276,420 [3]


Sports venues in the district are the 325-seat multi-sport venue, Mersin District 7 Sports Hall, and new-built Toroslar Bocce Facility, both used during the 2013 Mediterranean Games.[4][5][6]

See also


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