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Bursa Turkey

Bursa - Turkey Bursa is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Bursa Province. It is Turkey's fourth largest city, as well as one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. Bursa is located on the northwestern slopes of Mount Uludağ in the southern Marmara Region. It is the capital city of Bursa Province which is bordered by the Sea of Marmara and Yalova to the north; Kocaeli and Sakarya to the northeast; Bilecik to the east; and Kütahya and Balıkesir to the south. The city is frequently referred to as "Yeşil Bursa" (Green Bursa) in a reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban landscape and to the vast forests that extend in its surrounding region. The city is known for Mount Uludağ which towers behind its core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous structures built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, the thermal baths, the Uludağ ski resort, several interesting museums - notably a rich museum of archaeology and an orderly urban growth are further basic elements that complete Bursa's reputation.

Bursa is home to the Uludağ University, and its population attains one of the highest overall levels of education in Turkey. The city has traditionally been a pole of attraction, and was a major center for refugees from various ethnic backgrounds who immigrated to Anatolia from the Balkans during the loss of the Ottoman territories in Europe between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most recent arrival of Balkan Turks took place in 1989, when the communist regime in Bulgaria expelled approximately 300.000 Bulgarian Turks to Turkey. About one-third of these 300,000 Bulgarian Turkish refugees eventually settled in Bursa. Bursa was famous for being the largest center of silk trade in the Byzantine and later the Ottoman empires, during the period of the lucrative Silk Road. The city is still a major center for textiles in Turkey and is home to the Bursa International Textiles and Trade Center. Bursa was also known for its fertile soil and agricultural industries, which have decreased in the recent decades due to the heavy industrialization of the city. Bursa is also a major center for tourism. One of the most popular ski resorts of Turkey is located at Uludağ just next to the city proper. Bursa's thermal baths have been used for therapeutical purposes since Roman times. Apart from the baths that are operated by hotels, Uludağ University has a physical therapy center which also makes use of thermal water.

The closest airport is Bursa Yenişehir International Airport in the city of Yenişehir in Bursa Province.


Region: Mamara
Province: Bursa Province
Beach: No
Marina: No
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Bursa Yenişehir International Airport
English language website: bursa-information.com
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