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• Why Mersin • Administrative Status • Social Structure • Economical Structure

Economical Structure

Agriculture:
Mersin produces 5 % of total vegetables, 10 % of total fruits (banana 65%, strawberry 55%) that is being harvested in Turkey.

Land Type

Land Area (Ha.)

Percentage to total area (%)

Agricultural Land

     406.000

         25.6

Meadow-pasture

       59.282

           3.75

Forest

     840.347

         53.0    

Out of Agricultural

     279.271

         17.65

Total

  1.585.300

        100


Watering:
Agricultural land to be watered : 250.000 ha.
Watered agricultural land: 156.000 ha.
Watered by Watering Associations: 91.670 ha.
Watered by the farmers: 14.366 ha.

Main watering projects under construction:
-Mut Watering Project
-Tarsus Pamukluk Dam Project

-Göksu Watering Project

Water Products:
The closeness to the Mediterranean shore line, makes fishing as an important sector in Mersin. In addition, fresh-water fishing and culture fishing facilities areas are in operation.

Farm Animals Population

Species

Number

Cattle

90.415

Sheep

198.094

Goat

291.215

Poultry

5.788.442

Apiculture

147.498 hives

                         

Industry:

Small Industrial Estates

Completed

12

Under construction

4

Total

16


Information on Active Small Industrial Estates

Name

Establishing Date

Members

Mersin Industrial Estate

1967

704

Tırmıl Industrial Estate

1978

433

Erdemli Industrial Estate

1976

254

Silifke Industrial Estate

1974

204


Information on Small Industrial Estates under Construction:

Name

Capacity

Yenice(Tarsus) SIE

38

Tarsus Tradesmen SIE

87


Trade:

Mersin Port

Total Area (m²)

110 ha

Number of Piers

21

Pier length (m)

3.255

Capacity (Vessel/day)

30

 

Loading - Unloading amounts in Mersin Port (Ton)

Year

Loading

Unloading

Total

2003

5.689.433

9.539.723

15.229.156

2004

5.335.867

11.186.599

16.522.466

2005

5.445.221

10.281.852

15.727.073

2006

6.676.683

9.406.697

16.083.380

2007

7.400.012

10.490.090

17.890.102

2008

7.668.196

7.057.519

14.725.715

2009

7.381.461

7.462.683

15.294.144

2010 

9.454.114

8.956.183

18.410.296

2011

8.996.348 

12.034.752 

21.031.100 

 

 

 

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