Eskişehir Province

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Eskişehir Province
Eskişehir ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Eskişehir Province in Turkey
Location of Eskişehir Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Area
 • Total 13,652 km2 (5,271 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 764,584
 • Density 56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0222
Vehicle registration 26

Eskişehir Province (Turkish: Eskişehir ili) is a province in northwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Bilecik to the northwest, Kütahya to the west, Afyon to the southwest, Konya to the south, Ankara to the east, and Bolu to the north. The provincial capital is Eskişehir. Most of the province is laid down in Central Anatolia Region. Northern parts of Mihalıççık district and ones of Mihalgazi and Sarıcakaya of her remained in Black Sea Region and Han one of her remained in Aegean Region.

Eskişehir is an old, culturally developed province of Turkey. It has a population of 755,427. Eskişehir has 2 universities, Eskişehir Osmangazi University ESOGU, and Anadolu Üniversitesi, which is the largest university in Turkey and which has some branch offices in Europe.

Districts[edit]

Midas Tomb in Yazılıkaya, Eskişehir

Eskişehir province is divided into 14 districts two of which are actually included in the greater municipality of Eskişehir (shown in boldface letters).

Eskişehir's people[edit]

Porsuk River

Eskişehir's population has a high literacy level for Turkey at about 99%. Many universities and military installations are located in and around the city. Turkish technical students are concentrated in the Eskişehir universities. Infrastructural problems have been partially solved in 2004 with the construction of a tram system.

Eskisehir, and neighboring cities were the major settlement area for the descendants of the founders of the Ottoman empire, about 1000 years ago. Many villages in the province carry the names of the Turkish tribes/clans from those times. Some people in the city of Eskişehir trace their family origin back to Crimea and the Caucasus; some come from surrounding ancient towns; like Sivrihisar; and some are Turkified indigenous people of the region from the ancient times [Phrygians(Alarian/Albanian), and Galatians(Celtic) Origins]

Meerschaum[edit]

Eskişehir is internationally known as the source of Meerschaum, a white foamy stone which is used for smoking pipes with detailed carvings. It is called lületaşı in Turkish.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 31°02′13″E / 39.65861°N 31.03694°E / 39.65861; 31.03694