Hatay is a province of southern Turkey, situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the west and Syria to the south and east. Until 1938 it was a province of Syria and was known as Iskandarun Province; its annexation to Turkey in that year remained a cause of tension in relations between the two countries until recently, and Syrian maps still show it as Syrian territory. Its capital is Antakya, formerly Antioch. Alexandretta is also located within the province, but is now known by its Turkish name, Iskenderun. The province has an area of 5,545 km² (2,141 mi²).
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