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Adana, Plain of

Adana, Plain of (äˈdänäˌ) [key], fertile region along the Mediterranean coast, S central Turkey. It has a subtropical climate and receives rainfall mainly during the autumn and winter months. The plain, traversed and irrigated by the Seyhan River, is a major agricultural region, producing a large variety of crops including most of the cotton grown in Turkey. The city of Adana is the commercial and marketing center of the region.

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