Burhaniye

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Burhaniye
Town
Official logo of Burhaniye
Hacıahmet mosque, Burhaniye
Location of Burhaniye within Turkey.
Location of Burhaniye within Turkey.
Burhaniye is located in Turkey
Burhaniye
Burhaniye
Location of Burhaniye within Turkey.
Coordinates: 39°30′N 26°57′E / 39.500°N 26.950°E / 39.500; 26.950Coordinates: 39°30′N 26°57′E / 39.500°N 26.950°E / 39.500; 26.950
Country  Turkey
Region Aegean
Province Balıkesir
Government
 • Mayor Necdet Uysal (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 279.96 km2 (108.09 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 41,918
 • District 52,787
 • District density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 266
Licence plate 10

Burhaniye is a coastal town and district of Balıkesir Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. The district is located on the Aegean coast and is known for its olive oil.

Burhaniye has a port and a museum of archeology. A museum for the Turkish National Movement was inaugurated in 2008 under the name Burhaniye Kuvay-ı Milliye Müzesi.[3] A biennial festival, Ören Tourism and Art Festival, is organized in July.

History[edit]

Burhaniye was founded as Taylıeli ('Town of Taylı') village, named after one of the Turkish beys who came to the aid of Seljuk ruler Süleyman. At the beginning of the 14th century it came under the domain of the Karasids and grew as it attracted migrants. In Ottoman times, it was also known as Kemer and attached to Edremit until 1866 and became the centre of a district named after itself. It was renamed Burhaniye after the Ottoman Prince Şehzade Burhanettin. In 29 June 1920, it was occupied by the Greek army who set fire to the town and destroyed the town's main mosque before retreating.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.haberturk.com/kultur-sanat/haber/110924-burhaniyede-kuvayi-milliye-muzesi-acildi