Enez

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Enez
Enez is located in Turkey
Enez
Enez
Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 26°04′00″E / 40.73333°N 26.06667°E / 40.73333; 26.06667Coordinates: 40°44′00″N 26°04′00″E / 40.73333°N 26.06667°E / 40.73333; 26.06667
Country Turkey
Province Edirne
Government
 • Mayor Ahmet Çayır (DSP)
 • Kaymakam Fatih Baysal
Area[1]
 • District 438.18 km2 (169.18 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,723
 • District 10,516
 • District density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Website www.enez.bel.tr

Enez is a district of Edirne Province, Turkey, as well as the name of the center-town of the district. Its ancient and medieval name was Aenus or Ainos (Greek: Αίνος). The mayor is Ahmet Çayır (DSP). The population is 3,826 as of 2010.

Enez is the site of the Battle of Levounion, in which the Byzantines and their Cuman allies crushed the Pechenegs in 1091 AD.

In 1355 Enez became a possession of the Genoese Gattilusi family, who held it as vassals of the Byzantine Empire. In 1456 the town was taken by the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II.

The town of Enez is located on the south-eastern shore of the river Meriç, where its estuary broadens to meet the Aegean Sea in the Gulf of Saros. Enez occupies a ridge of rock surrounded by broad marshes. Its festivals and clear beaches make it famous.

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. 

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