Summary Information About Çanakkale

Çanakkale Province  is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country. It takes its name from the city of Çanakkale.


Like Istanbul, Çanakkale province has a European (Thrace) and an Asian (Anatolia) part. The European part is formed by the Gallipoli (Gelibolu) peninsula, while the Asian part is largely coterminous with the historic region of Troad in Anatolia. They are separated by the Dardanelles strait, connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea.


The archaeological site of Troy is found in Çanakkale province.


Çanakkale is the capital city of the province, it is the nearest major urban center to the ancient city of Troy, which (together with the ancient region of the Troad) is located inside Çanakkale Province. The wooden horse from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront.





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History of Çanakkale

In the early Turkish Republic, the Çanakkale Province came into existence with the abolition of the Ottoman-era sanjaks of Biga and Gelibolu. According to a population census in 1927, Çanakkale had 8,500 inhabitants, except its neighbouring villages. It is recorded that Çanakkale, which was also called as “Hellespontos” and “Dardanelles” in ancient times, has accommodated to many civilizations for about 3,000 years. Even the Archaic Troy (Troia) city, where was governed by Lydians and destroyed by the devastating earthquake in 2500 BC, has ruins in today. In 336 BC, Persian Empire which became the crucial power in Anatolia and was conducted by Alexander the Great that aimed to extend ancient Greece all over the world, was defeated. Also with the ruin of the Anatolian beylik of Karesi, most of the territory of Çanakkale was conquered in the Ottoman era, with the assistance of the castles in remuneration for helping to Byzantine Empire, locating Gelibolu. Afterwards, the Çanakkale strait was given to the Ottoman Empire.


The province was included in the Second Inspectorate General on the 19 February 1934 which span over the provinces of Edirne, Çanakkale, Kırklareli, Tekirdağ. It was ruled by an Inspector General who had wide-ranging authorities over civilian, military and educational matters. The office of the Inspectorate-General was abandoned in 1948 but the legal framework of the Inspectorate-Generals was only abolished in 1952, under the Government of the Democrat Party.


The European and Asian parts of the province are set to be connected to each other upon completion of the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge in March 2022.

Districts of Çanakkale

  • Ayvacık
  • Bayramiç
  • Biga
  • Bozcaada
  • Çan
  • Eceabat
  • Ezine
  • Gelibolu
  • Gökçeada
  • Lapseki
  • Yenice

Point of Interests in Çanakkale

The province of Çanakkale is a notable region for viticulture and winemaking in Turkey. The region between Saros Gulf and Gelibolu on the Gallipoli peninsula is cultivated with vineyards. Wine producer “Suvla” is located in Suvla.


Çanakkale has two airports; the first one which is 3 km from the city centre, serving since 1995. Anadolu Jet, a trademark of Turkish Airlines, and Borajet have daily flights from Istanbul and Ankara.


The second airport serves to the island of Gökçeada which is a district of Çanakkale.


Çanakkale is linked to north, east, and south by paved highways. Buses run to Istanbul and Izmir.

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