Hayrabolu

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Hayrabolu
Hayrabolu is located in Turkey
Hayrabolu
Hayrabolu
Coordinates: 41°12′47″N 27°06′00″E / 41.21306°N 27.10000°E / 41.21306; 27.10000Coordinates: 41°12′47″N 27°06′00″E / 41.21306°N 27.10000°E / 41.21306; 27.10000
Country Turkey
Province Tekirdağ
Government
 • Mayor Hasan İrtem (DP)
 • Kaymakam Ali Fuat Türkel
Area[1]
 • District 1,036.87 km2 (400.34 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,708
 • District 34,478
 • District density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Post code 59400
Website www.hayrabolu.bel.tr

Hayrabolu (Chariòpolis, Χαριόπολη in Greek) is a town and district of Tekirdağ Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. As of 2013 the mayor is Hasan İrtem of the (Democratic Party).

History[edit]

Hayrabolu is one of the oldest settled areas of Thrace. Its old name was "Chariupolis" (Hanri-polis: The windy city). Turks first conquered it in 1357, it was soon taken back by the Byzantines. In 1368, during the period of Sultan Murad I, it was conquered for the second and the last time. Families chosen from different districts of Anatolia, especially from Kayseri and Sivas, were settled in and around Hayrabolu, the name of which was changed first to Hayrı-bol and finally to Hayrabolu.

Today[edit]

Today Hayrabolu is a small market town serving the countryside around it. There is a military base here. There is a Romani community of long-standing.

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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