Kilis is located on the historic Silk Road, one of the most important cultural and trade routes from Asia to Europe. The province of Kilis in Southeastern Anatolia has a surface area of 1,521 km2 and its altitude is 643 meters. Kilis became a province in 1995 and consists of the districts of Merkez, Polateli, Musabeyli and Elbeyli. Kilis is surrounded by in the south Turkey-Syria border, in the west and northwest İslahiye, in the north and northeastern Central Gaziantep and in the east Oğuzeli. The features of the Mediterranean and continental climates can be seen in the center of the province which is located on the slopes of Mount Resul Osman stretching from east to west and is located on an even terrain.