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Adana is Turkey’s fifth-largest city and is located in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River, 35 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast. The city is the capital of Adana Province and is in the heart of Cilicia, locally known as Çukurova, which is one of the most agriculturally productive and highly populated regions in the country. With a history going back 6,000 years to the Neolithic Period, Adana is the oldest city in the Çukurova region, which includes the provinces of Mersin, Osmaniye and Hatay. It is one of the country’s largest orange producers and hosts the Orange Blossom Festival each year in April.