Mustafakemalpaşa

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Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa is located in Turkey
Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa
Coordinates: 40°02′07″N 28°24′42″E / 40.0352778°N 28.4116667°E / 40.0352778; 28.4116667Coordinates: 40°02′07″N 28°24′42″E / 40.0352778°N 28.4116667°E / 40.0352778; 28.4116667
Country Turkey
Province Bursa
Government
 • Mayor Sadi Kurtulan (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Kazım Karabulut
Area[1]
 • District 1,761.74 km2 (680.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 55,954
 • District 99,994
 • District density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Website www.mustafakemalpasa-bld.gov.tr

Mustafakemalpaşa is the main town of Bursa Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

History[edit]

The ancient Greek name of the county was Kremaste (Κρεμαστή in Ancient greek, Kirmasti in modern Turkish), under the Kingdom of Bithynia. Around 300AD the town became important when a Christian Bishop made this his regional centre. In 1336 the two was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire and was devastated in 1920 during the Greek Turkish war. After the War of Independence, led by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Town Council decided to rename the city Mustafakemalpaşa. The town currently has 56,727 residents.

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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.