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Location of Bilecik Province
Location of Bilecik Province

Bilecik is a province in midwest Turkey, neighboring Bursa to the east, Kocaeli and Sakarya to the north, Bolu to the west, Eskişehir to the southeast and Kütahya to the south, spanning an area of 4,307 km². Population is 175,500 (1990). Image File history File links Bilecik_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Image File history File links Bilecik_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... shows the Location of the Bursa Province Bursa is a province in western Turkey, along the Sea of Marmara. ... Kocaeli is a province of Turkey. ... Sakarya is a province of Turkey and is located in the Marmara region. ... shows the Location of the Province Bolu Bolu is a province in north western Turkey, around the ancient city of Bolu. ... shows the Location of the Province EskiÅŸehir EskiÅŸehir (literal meaning: old town) is a province in northwestern Turkey. ... Kütahya is a city in western Turkey with 170,000 inhabitants (2004 estimate), lying on the Porsuk river, at 930 metres above sea level. ...


The region was inhabited as early as 3000 BC, and was part of the territory controlled by such notable civilizations as the Hittites (1400-1200 BC), the Phrygians (1200-676 BC), Lydians (595-546 BC), Persians (546-334 BC), Romans (74-395 AD) and Byzantians (395 AD to late 13th century, with two brief occupations by Ummayads in between). The region is also where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1281, and is the source of important archeological as well as cultural artifacts. Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite empire was... Location of Phrygia - traditional region (yellow) - expanded kingdom (orange line) In antiquity, Phrygia was a kingdom in the west central part of the Anatolian Highland, part of modern Turkey. ... Lydia (Greek ) is a historic region of western Anatolia, congruent with Turkeys modern provinces of Ä°zmir and Manisa. ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ... The Roman Empire was a phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by an autocratic form of government. ... Byzantine EmpireGreek name: - Basileia tōn Romaiōn) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire of the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... The Umayyad Dynasty (Arabic الأمويون / بنو أمية umawiyy; in Turkish, Emevi) was the first dynasty of caliphs of the Prophet Muhammad who were not closely related to Muhammad himself, though they were of the same Meccan tribe, the... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Söğüt (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ...

External links

  • (Turkish) Government of Bilecik homepage
  • (English) Bilecik Weather Forecast Information
  • (Turkish) Refik Arslan Öztürk Fen Lisesi / Science High School of Bilecik

Shows the Location of Bilecik province Districts of Bilecik Flag of Turkey

Bilecik | Bozüyük | Gölpazarı | İnhisar | Osmaneli | Pazaryeri | Söğüt | Yenipazar Image File history File links Bilecik_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Bilecik is the provincial capital of Turkeys Bilecik Province. ... Bozüyük is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ... Gölpazarı is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ... Ä°nhisar is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ... Osmaneli is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ... Pazaryeri is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ... Söğüt was a Seljuk Turkish tribe in western Anatolia that later gave birth to the Ottoman Empire. ... Yenipazar is a district of Bilecik Province of Turkey. ...

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