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Çağlayancerit (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Çağlayancerit - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2017

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Presentation of Çağlayancerit

The municipality of Çağlayancerit (23,318 inhabitants in 2016) is located 70 km north-east of Kahramanmaraş.

Ivan Sache, 12 November 2017

Flag of Çağlayancerit

The flag of Çağlayancerit (photo, photo) is white with the municipality's emblem, which features a walnut. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

The Çağlayancerit walnut (Çağlayancerit Cevizi) was granted a protected geographical indication by a Decree published on 13 November 2012 in the Turkish official gazette, No. 28,466.
Most walnuts grown in Çağlayancerit belong to the Maraş 18 variety, which was bred at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University (KSÜ). The Maraş walnut has superior quality properties and a specific flavor. Highly prized on the markets of the big Turkish towns and potentially worth being exported, the Maraş walnut is hardly sold on local markets. Area grown with this variety should dramatically increase in the future to fulfill consumer's demand.

The former flag of Çağlayancerit (photo, photo, photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 12 November 2017