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Summary Information About Burdur

Burdur Province is a province of Turkey, located in the southwest and bordering Muğla and Antalya to the south, Denizli to the west, Afyon to the north, and Isparta to the east. It has an area of 6,887 km2 and a population of 258,868. The provincial capital is Burdur city.

 

Burdur is in the Lakes Region of Turkey and has many lakes of various sizes, the largest of which, Burdur Lake, is named after the province. Salda Lake is the second largest lake in the province and is one of the cleanest lakes in the world.

Population

273716

Area

6887.00 km 2

Location

Districts

10

Municipalities

15

Towns

4

Villages

193

History of Burdur

Whilst there is evidence of habitation in the province dating back to 6500 BC, the earliest sign of habitation in the city itself dates to Early Bronze Age. Artifacts from this period have been found in the site of today’s railway station. In antiquity, the area was part of the region of Pisidia. It has been proposed that the city of Burdur has changed location a number of times; the ancient city of Limnombria (“Lake City”) was closer to Lake Burdur than the modern city. It is known that in the Byzantine era, the city existed with the name Polydorion, from which the current name is derived. No remains of Polydorion survive to this day.  Burdur may also occupy the site of a town called Praetoria.

The history of the urban development of Burdur is generally held to begin with the Turkish settlement after the Seljuq victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071.

In 1300, the Hamidids under Dündar Bey captured Burdur. Dündar Bey had the Grand Mosque of Burdur built around a hilly area in 1300, and the town subsequently developed around the mosque. The Hamidids administered Burdur as a district under the town of Eğirdir.

The first Turkish settlement was in an area known as Hamam Bendi that had a lower elevation than today’s city but was farther to the lake than the ancient town of Limnombria.

Burdur was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1391, when Bayezid I conquered the Hamidids. It was initially a district centre and a small town under the Sanjak of Hamid. As of 1478, Burdur had four quarters, three being Muslim and one being Christian. The largest of these was the Cami (“Mosque”) quarter of the Muslims

Districts of Burdur

  • Ağlasun
  • Altınyayla
  • Bucak
  • Çavdır
  • Çeltikçi
  • Gölhisar
  • Karamanlı
  • Kemer
  • Tefenni
  • Yeşilova

Point of Interests in Burdur

The great Turkish Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, first visited Burdur on March 6, 1930 after his trip to Isparta. Afet İNAN came to Burdur by car even though he was Burdur, Isparta and Antalya Deputies. In Çatalpınar Mevkii, which was the entrance of the city at that time, all Burdur people greeted with an enthusiastic cheer. On the same day, Atatürk arrived in Antalya with the deceased towards 16.00. Three days later, on March 9, 1930, he came back to Burdur by the same route, the people again greeted him with enthusiastic cheers and hosted him for one day.

Let's see the cuisine of Burdur

  • LEĞEN BÖREĞİ
  • DİRMİL KEBABI (ŞİŞ SIRIK KEBABI)
  • KABAK HELVASI
  • MÜRDÜMEK AŞI
  • DEMİR TATLISI
  • HAŞHAŞ HELVASI
  • HAMURSUZ
  • BULAMAÇ AŞI
  • PEKSİMET
  • KENEVİR HELVASI

DÜĞÜLCÜK

For more information about Burdur

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

 

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

http://www.burdur.gov.tr/sehrimiz

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