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see KahramanmaraşKahramanmaraş
, formerly Maraş
, city (1990 pop. 229,066), S Turkey. The city lies on a fertile plain at the foot of the Taurus Mts. A center for light industry and trade, spices, olive oil, and handicrafts are the chief products.
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a city in southern Turkey; administrative center of the vilayet of Maraş. Population, 105,200 (1970). Railroad station, highway junction, and important trade and transportation center for a rice-production region. It has food (flour milling, rice polishing, and the production of vegetable oil), textile, and metal-working industries. Rugs are handcrafted in Maraş.

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a town in S Turkey: noted formerly for the manufacture of weapons but now for carpets and embroidery. Pop.: 366 000 (2005 est.)
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