West and Mid-Taurus mountains run parallel to the coastline. Because of high and steep mountains, the valleys between the sea and mountain range are very narrow, the width varies between 120-180 kilometers (75-112 miles). There are some important rivers rising especially during the Spring when the snow is melting, and many lakes on the highlands with great nature. The population is concentrated especially at the locations suitable for agriculture, tourism, industry and commerce.
The plains of this region are rich in agricultural resources. Fertile soils and a warm Mediterranean climate make the area ideal for growing citrus fruits and grapes, cereals and, in irrigated areas, rice and cotton. Summers are hot, and droughts are not uncommon. Other industrial and agricultural products of the area are wheat, barley, tobacco, greenhouses and carpet weaving, aluminum and steel. 80% of total of Turkey’s oranges and mandarins are grown here, meanwhile bananas are specific only to this region.
The plains around Adana have largely reclaimed flood lands. In the western part of the region, rivers have not cut valleys to the sea; movement inland, therefore, is restricted. The backland is mainly karst and rises sharply from the coast to elevations of up to 2,800 meters (9,200 feet). There are few major cities along this coast, but the triangular plain of Antalya is extensive enough to support the rapidly growing city and port of the same name, which is an important trading center.
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