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Summary Information About Bilecik

Bilecik Province is a province in midwest Turkey, neighboring Bursa to the west, Kocaeli and Sakarya to the north, Bolu to the east, Eskişehir to the southeast and Kütahya to the south, spanning an area of 4,307 km2. The population is 228,334. Most of the province laid down in Marmara Region but eastern parts of Gölpazarı and Söğüt district and districts of İnhisar and Yenipazar remained in Black Sea Region, smaller southeastern parts of Bozüyük and Söğüt remained in Central Anatolia Region and smaller southwestern part of Bozüyük remained in Aegean Region.

 

The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions. 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.

 

Population

228334

Area

4307.00 km 2

Location

Districts

7

Municipalities

11th

Towns

3

Villages

244

History of Bilecik

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 also contains Söğüt, the small town where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299, and is the source of important archeological as well as cultural artifacts.

Districts of Bilecik

  • Bozuyuk
  • Gölpazari
  • Inhisar
  • Osmaneli
  • Pazayeri
  • Söğüt
  • Yenipazar

Point of Interests in Bilecik

In Söğüt a site of interest is the Ethnographical Museum.

 

The town Bilecik is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses.

 

Some other sites of interest in the province are: Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi mosques, Seyh Edebali and Mal Hatun mausoleums, Köprülü Mehmet Pasha mosque, Köprülü Caravanserai, Kaplikaya tombs, Rüstem Pasha mosque, and Gülalan Pavilion.

Let's see the cuisine of Bilecik

  • NOHUTLU MANTI
  • CEVİZLİ BÜZME TATLISI
  • BILDIRCIN KEBABI
  • DAĞ ERİĞİ EKŞİLİ KESME ÇORBASI
  • ZIRZ
  • KAÇAMAK
  • YUNUS ERİKLİ EKŞİLİ BİBER DOLMA
  • BİLECİK PAZARYERİ HELVASI
  • GÖK FASİLLE
  • HURİS TEPSİ
  • NİŞASTA HELVASI

 

For more information about Bilecik

https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/bilecik/genelbilgiler

 

For more information, you may visit the official government website of BILECIK

http://www.bilecik.gov.tr/

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