Karacabey

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Karacabey
Karacabey is located in Turkey
Karacabey
Karacabey
Coordinates: 40°13′N 28°21′E / 40.217°N 28.350°E / 40.217; 28.350Coordinates: 40°13′N 28°21′E / 40.217°N 28.350°E / 40.217; 28.350
Country Turkey
Province Bursa
Area[1]
 • District 1,296.68 km2 (500.65 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 55,264
 • District 79,757
 • District density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)

Karacabey is a town and district of Bursa Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. It is located just west of the Simav River near its confluence with the .

Karacabey is an industrial area as well as an agricultural one. It is known as the plantation area of a special variety of onions. There are many famous food factories around Karacabey such as Nestle and many varieties of vegetables and fruits are planted in Karacabey. There is a lake near it called Uluabat. The Marmara Sea is 32 km north.

The town is named for a soldier during the Ottoman Empire Era. The former name of the town was Mikalick[3] (Turkish: Mihaliç), after which a cheese was named, while its ancient name was Miletopolis (Greek: Μιλητόπολις). Miletopolis was apparently the chief settlement of a people called the Milatæ, whose name was hellenized to suggest a Milesian colony. Its people colonized Gargara.[4]

Miletopolis was a suffragan of Cyzicus until the 12th or 13th century. Around the end of the twelfth, it united with Lopadium as an archbishopric.[4] There are two historical mosques in Karacabey, one from the 14th century.

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  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. ^ Hazlitt, Wm. The Classical Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Ancient Geography, Sacred and Profane. "Macestus." Whittaker & Co. (London), 1851. Accessed 4 Sept 2011.
  4. ^ a b Pétridès, S. The Catholic Encyclopedia. "Miletopolis." Robert Appleton Company (New York), 1911. Accessed 4 Sept 2011.