Adana, Turkey’s the fifth most populous city of Turkey, after Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa, is a fast-growing agricultural and industrial boom town, the commercial capital of the eastern Mediterranean coast. Adana is hardly a tourist mecca: high heat and humidity in summer, swirling traffic, and limited sights keep it that way even though it has a good selection of hotels (mostly for business travelers).
Adana-Mersin metropolitan area, with a population of almost 3 million, is one of Turkey’s major business and cultural centres. The metropolitan area stretches over 100km. from east to west and 25km. from north to south and includes the cities of Mersin, Tarsus, Adana and Ceyhan. Adana lies in the heart of Çukurova, a geographical, economical and cultural region that covers the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay. As it is seperated with high mountains from other regions, Çukurova resembles more like a state of it’s own. It is economically independent in it’s nature, in which two seaports, variety of industries, and vast fertile land is good enough for it’s 5.5 million residents.