Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Tekirdağ|
|• Total||6,339 km2 (2,448 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Tekirdağ Province (Turkish : Tekirdağ ili, pronounced [teˈciɾdaː] ) is a province of Turkey. It is located in the East Thrace region of the country, also known as European Turkey, one of only three provinces entirely within continental Europe. Tekirdağ Province is bordered by Istanbul Province to the east, Kırklareli Province to the north, Edirne Province to the west, and the Gallipoli peninsula of Çanakkale Province to the south.
Tekirdağ is the capital of the province, and the largest city in European Turkey aside from the European section of Istanbul.
The province of Tekirdağ is one of Turkey's the most important regions for viticulture and winemaking. The coastline between Tekirdağ and Şarköy, particularly Mürefte, are notable centers of wineyards. 22 of the 27 villages of Şarköy grow grape and produce wine. There are well-known wine producers in the region, including "Doluca", "Gülor", "Kutman", "Bağcı" and "Latif Aral". Other wine producers of the region are "Melen" in Hoşköy, Şarköy and "Umurbey" in Tekirdağ.
Tekirdağ is a city in Turkey. It is a part of the region historically known as East Thrace, located on the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. In 2019 the city's population was 204,001. There are honorary consulates of Greece and Bulgaria in Tekirdağ.
Çanakkale Province is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country. It takes its name from the city of Çanakkale.
Edirne Province is a Turkish province located in East Thrace. Part of European Turkey, it is one of only three provinces located entirely within continental Europe. Edirne Province is bordered by Tekirdağ Province and Kırklareli Province to the east, and the Gallipoli peninsula of Çanakkale Province to the south-east. It shares international borders with Bulgaria to the north and Greece to the west.
Kırklareli Province is a province in northwestern Turkey on the west coast of the Black Sea. The province neighbours Bulgaria to the north along a 180-kilometre (110 mi) long border. It borders the province of Edirne to the west and the province of Tekirdağ to the south and province of Istanbul to the southeast. Kırklareli is the capital city of the province. The province's and its central city's name means "the land of the forties" in Turkish and it may refer either to the forty Ottoman ghazis sent by the sultan Murad I to conquer the city for the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century or to the forty churches reported to be situated in the region before the Ottoman conquest, as attested by the former name of Kırklareli. There is a memorial on a hilltop in Kırklareli city, called "Kırklar Anıtı" to honor the Ottoman conquerors. The province is bisected by the Yıldız (Istranca) mountain range. The north and northeastern parts of the province are among the least populated and under developed parts of Turkey. The districts to the south and west are more populated because the land is better suited for agriculture and industrial development. The north and eastern parts of the province are dominated by forests. Therefore, forestry is an important means of living in these areas. Fishing is done along the Black Sea coast.
Şarköy is a seaside town and district of Tekirdağ Province situated on the north coast of the Marmara Sea in Thrace in Turkey. Şarköy is 86 km west of the town of Tekirdağ, and can be reached either by the inland road or by the winding coast road, which goes on to Gallipoli. The mayor is Alpay Var (CHP).
Çerkezköy is a town and district of Tekirdağ Province in the Marmara Region of Turkey.
Saray is a town and district of Tekirdağ Province at the European part of Turkey. The population of the town is 24,960 while in the district a total of 47,522 people live as of 2014. It covers an area of 612 km2 (236 sq mi), and the elevation is 140 m (460 ft). The district has cold wet winters and hot dry summers. The district governor is Hüseyin ÖNER, and the mayor is Nazmi ÇOBAN (CHP).
East Thrace or Eastern Thrace, also known as Turkish Thrace or European Turkey, is the part of Turkey that is geographically a part of Southeast Europe. It accounts for 3% of Turkey's land area but comprises 14% of its total population. The rest of the country is located on the Anatolian Peninsula as well as the Armenian Highlands, geographically in Western Asia. The largest city of the region is Istanbul, which straddles the Bosporus between Europe and Asia.
The Marmara Region is a geographical region of Turkey.
Mürefte is a village in the district of Şarköy, Turkey, on the Sea of Marmara about 51 km southwest of Tekirdağ. After the population exchange some Megleno-Romanian families were settled.
Kapaklı is a district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. It is situated in the plains of Eastern Thrace at . The distance to Çerkezköy is merely 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) and to Tekirdağ is 60 kilometres (37 mi). The population of Kapaklı is 60877 as of 2011. The town is quite populated because of its vicinity to industrial sites and İstanbul.
Kızılpınar is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi). The population of Kızılpınar is 44,010 as of 2020. The neighborhood was founded by Muslim refugees from Bulgaria during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878). According to Mayor's page some members of Malkoçoğlu Family of the Ottoman Empire were among these refugees.
The Sanjak of Gelibolu or Gallipoli was a second-level Ottoman province encompassing the Gallipoli Peninsula and a portion of southern Thrace. Gelibolu was the first Ottoman province in Europe, and for over a century the main base of the Ottoman Navy. Thereafter, and until the 18th century, it served as the seat of the Kapudan Pasha and capital of the Eyalet of the Archipelago.
D.110 is a 172 km (107 mi) long east-west state road running from the border with Greece, near İpsala, to the junction with the D.100 in Kınalı. The road is the main route into Greece and one of only two roads that cross the Greek border from Turkey. The entire route is a four-lane highway, except for the two-lane bridge crossing the Maritsa river. The D.110 is a part of the E84 for its entire length and part of the E90 from the Greek border to Keşan.
Kutman Wine Museum is a privately held museum devoted to winemaking, which was established in 2004 by the Kutman Winery at Mürefte, Şarköy of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey.
Kızılpınar Atatürk is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi). The population of Kızılpınar Atatürk is 22,966
Kızılpınar Namık Kemal is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi). The population of Kızılpınar Namık Kemal is 5,889
Kızılpınar Gültepe is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi). The population of Kızılpınar Gültepe is 15,155
Gazi Osman Paşa is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi).
Gazi Mustafa Kemal Paşa is a neighborhood in Çerkezköy district of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Atit is almost merged to Çerkezköy. Distance to Tekirdağ is about 55 kilometres (34 mi).
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