Mersin lies between latitudes 36° and 37° N, and longitudes 33° and 35° E. Mersin covers an area of 15.853 square kilometers. Mersin’s land border is 608 km and sea border is 321 km. Its area comprises of % 87 mountain side and % 54 forested area.
According to Address-Based Population Registration System 2014, the population of Mersin is 1.727.255. Mersin is located in the east of Adana, in the south of Mediterranean, in the north of Niğde, Konya and Karaman.
The most important streams of Mersin are Göksu and Berdan small stream quite high, rugged and rocky Western and Central Taurus Mountains consists the big part of Mersin.
Mersin lies among the East Mediterranean towards South West by covering the uplands which can reach up to Northern Taurus Mountains.
The most of the lowlands in and around Mersin diagenesis carried by streams. These lowlands are very fertile in terms of agriculture and they lies parallel to mountains as a line.
Bolkar Mountains are part of Taurus Mountains which are located in Mersin borders. The Medetsiz Hill is the highest part of Bolkars with the height of 3524 meters. Mersin is connected with Central Anatolia from northeast by Gulek Pass (1050 m) and from northwest by Sertavul Pass (1610 m) Mersin’s plant cover is Maquis which is specific to the regions, dominated by the Mediterranean climate.
Mersin is an important city in terms of Tourism with it is 13 districts as follows: Akdeniz, Anamur, Aydıncık, Bozyazı, Çamlıyayla, Gülnar, Erdemli, Mezitli, Mut, Silifke, Tarsus, Toroslar and Yenişehir.