The old city of Pazarcık was a place of commerce for caravans due to its location on the trade routes between the East-West (İpekyolu/Malatya-Çukurova) and the South-North (Mesopotamia-Kaniş/Antep-Kayseri). From the name of this city, the word for the action of trade and commerce came to be known as ‘Pazardzhık’, indicating the importance of this town as a trade center. The history of Pazarcık dates back to the Neolithic Era. Pazardi, Hittite, Assyrian, Kommegene, Persian, Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, Muslim Arab, Seljuk, Dulkadiroglu and Ottomans all had their time ruling Pazarcık. Between 2000 and 700 AD, Pazarcık formed the border between the Hittite and Assyrian region. The "Border Stone", an important find in Pazarcik, is exhibited in the Kahramanmaras Archeological Museum. In the 11th century, Turkmen (Oghuzs) came and settled in a mass migration to the region in the beginning of the century. In 1071, with the Battle of Malazgirt, the region quickly began to become Turkish. Located within the borders of the Seljuk State, Pazarcık remained dominant over the Dulkadiroğlu Beylik for many years. Pazarcık came under the sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire in 1515. Pazarcık was joined with Gaziantep in 1933. In 1941 it was again linked to Maraş. Çağlayancerit is located to the north, Gölbaşı, Besni and Araban to the east, Gaziantep to Yavuzeli and İslahiye to the south, Dulkadiroğlu and Turkoglu to the west. Mediterranean climate prevails.
Population in 2015: 67,802