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Encyclopedia > Kütahya Province

Kütahya is a city in western The Republic of Turkey is a country located in Southwest Asia with a small part of its territory (3%) in southeastern Europe. ...Turkey with 170,000 inhabitants (2004 estimate), lying on the Porsuk river, at 930 metres above sea level. It is the capital of Kütahya province with 660,000 inhabitants (2004 estimate).


The industries of Kütahya have long traditions, going back to ancient times. Kütahya is famous for its kiln products, for its Mission, or barrel, roof tiles A tile is a small, manufactured piece of hard_wearing material such as clay or stone used for covering roofs, floors, and walls, or other objects such as tabletops. ...tiles and A man shapes pottery as it turns on a wheel. ...pottery, which is glazed and multicoloured. Modern industries are This article deals with sugar as food and as an important, widely traded commodity; the word also has other uses; see Sugar (disambiguation) A sugar is a form of carbohydrate; the most commonly used sugar is a white crystalline solid, sucrose; used to alter the flavor and properties (mouthfeel, perservation...sugar refining, This page is about making leather. ...tanning, Nitrates are the salts of nitric acid. ...nitrate processing and different products of meerschaum, which is extracted nearby. The local agriculture produces Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a grain, technically a caryopsis). ...cereals, In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary, together with its seeds, of a flowering plant. ...fruits and Two sugar beets _ the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ...sugar beet, in addition is Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ...stock raising of much importance. Not far from Kütahya are there important The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open_pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ...mines extracting Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by mining. ...lignite.


Kütahya is linked by rail and road with Balikesir 250 km to the west, Konya (also Koniah, Konieh, Konia, and Qunia; historically known as Iconium) is a city in Turkey, on the central plateau of Anatolia. ...Konya 450 km to the southeast, Eskisehir 90 km northeast and Ankara from the Atakule Tower, looking N-NE Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Istanbul. ...Ankara 300 km east.


Kütahya's old neighbourhoods is dominated by traditional Ottoman houses made of wood and Stucco is a fine plaster or cement used as a coating for walls or for decoration. ...stucco. The region of Kütahya has large areas of gentle slopes with agricultural land culminating in high mountain ridges to the north and west.


The Kütahya Museum has a fine collection of arts and cultural artefacts from the area. The city's university is named Dumlupinar University and was founded in 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1992. Aesop, or Æsop (from the Greek Aisopos), famous for his Fables, is supposed to have lived from about 620 to 560 B.C. Aesops Fables are still taught as moral lessons and used as subjects for various entertainments especially childrens plays and cartoons. ...Aesop, the ancient Greek writer of fables, is believed to have been born in Kütahya.


History

  • 3rd millennium BCE: Settled, and known as Kotiaion or Cotyaeum, "the city of the goddess Kotys". It was an important stopover on the road from the The Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara denizi, Modern Greek: Μαρμαρα̃ Θάλασσα or Προποντίδα) (also known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea) is an inland sea that separates the Black Sea from the Aegean Sea (thus the Asian part of Turkey from its European part) by Bosporus and...Marmara region to Mesopotamia ( Greek: Μεσοποταμία, translated from Old Persian Miyanrudan the Land between the Rivers or the Aramaic name Beth-Nahrin two rivers) is a region of Southwest Asia. ...Mesopotamia.
  • (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...12th century: Incorporated into the Phrygian kingdom, becoming one of the country's most important cities.
  • Around 700: In antiquity, Phrygia was a kingdom in the west central part of the Anatolian highlands, part of modern Turkey. ...Phrygia collapses, but Kotiaion position as a strong city survives.
  • Events Byzantine Empire loses Battle of Manzikert to Turkish army under Alp Arslan. ...1071 CE: Conquered by the Seljuqs.
  • Around Events The county of Portugal is established for the second time. ...1095: Lost to the European This article is about historical Crusades . ...Crusaders.
  • Events Canute VI crowned king of Denmark Serbia allies itself with Hungary to gain independence First Sejm, or Polish Parliment, convenes at Łęczyca Jews expelled from Paris by Philip Augustus Maronites reestablish their affiliation with Catholicism Venetians massacred during a riot in Constantinople Raynald of Chatillon instigates another war between...1182: Reconquered by the Seljuqs.
  • Events July 11 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch), major victory of Flanders over the French occupier. ...1302: Becomes capital of the Germiyan There are several meanings to Turkmen: Related to the country Turkmenistan Turkmen language Turkmen people A breed of horse called the Turkoman This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...Turkmen principality.
  • Events October 12 - English forces under Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury besiege Orléans. ...1428: Becomes part of the The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul ( Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29, 1923...Ottoman Empire.
  • Events March - Louis XII of France makes peace with Emperor Maximilian. ...1514: Sultan Selim I Selim I (1465 – September 22, 1520; also known as the Grim, nicknamed Yavuz, the Brave in Turkish) was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. ...Selim I resettles tile-workers from Tabriz City Hall, built in 1895, by Arfaol molk, with the aid of German engineers. ...Tabriz in Kütahya and Nicaea is also the ancient name of the French city Nice. ...Iznik after defeating the This article is about the Persians, an ethnic group. ...Persians. With this Kütahya emerges as a centre for the Ottoman ceramic industry, producing tiles and Faience or faïence is the conventional name in English for fine tin-glazed earthenware on a delicate pale buff body. ...faience for mosques, churches and official buildings in places all over the Middle East.
  • Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...19th century: With the fast growth of Eskisehir 90 km away, Kütahya loses much of its regional and economic importance.

External links

  • Pictures of the capital of this province (http://www.pbase.com/dosseman/kutahya_turkey)


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