Edirne Province is a Turkish province located in East Thrace. Part of European Turkey, it is one of only three provinces located entirely within continental Europe. Edirne Province is bordered by Tekirdağ Province and Kırklareli Province to the east, and the Gallipoli peninsula of Çanakkale Province to the south-east. It shares international borders with Bulgaria (Haskovo and Yambol Provinces) to the north and Greece (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace) to the west.
Edirne is the capital of the province, and the largest city. formerly known as Adrianople or Hadrianopolis close to Turkey’s borders with Greece and Bulgaria (3.24 miles or 5.22 kilometers from the Greek border at the closest point).
Edirne was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1369 to 1453,before Constantinople became the empire’s capital. The estimated population in 2019 was 185,408.