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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.
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