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Kozan (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Kozan - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 Aptil 2015


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Presentation of Kozan

The municipality of Kozan (127,926 inhabitants in 2012, 79,943 in the town proper; 18,726 ha) is located 70 km north-east of Adana.

Ivan Sache, 6 March 2016


Flag of Kozan

The flag of Kozan (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features the two landmarks of the town, the "Roman" bridge over river Kilgen (photo) and the old Sis fortress (photos). Quoting the notice from the Rensselaer Digital Collections:

In the Middle Ages Sis was the religious centre of Christian Armenians, at least until Gregory the Illuminator the first Catholicos of Armenians (patriarch) transferred his see to Vagarshabad (Echmiadzin) in 302. In 704, Sis was besieged by the Arabs, but relieved by the Byzantines. The Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil took it and refortified it, but it soon returned to Byzantine hands. It was rebuilt in 1186 by Leo II, king of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, one of the Rupenide dynasty who made the city the capital of the Kingdom of Lesser Armenia (from 1186 till 1375). During the Crusade the catholicate returned to Sis in 1294, and remained there 150 years. Today ruins of churches, convents, castles and palaces may be seen on all sides. The lofty castle and the monastery and church built by Leo II, and containing the coronation chair of the kings of Lesser Armenia, were still noteworthy in the early 20th century.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 6 March 2016


Kozan Belediyespor

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Flag of Kozan Belediyespor - Image by Ivan Sache, 3 December 2016

Kozan Belediyespor (Kozan Belediye Spor Kulübü) was established in 1955, as Kozanspor, and renamed in 1991, when the club was taken over by the municipal administration.
The club won in 2015 the top amateur league and was promoted to the lowest professional league, where it had already played from 1986 to 2001.

The flag of Kozan Belediyespor (photo) is horizontally divided green-orange with the club's emblem in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 3 December 2016