Orhangazi

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Orhangazi
Orhangazi is located in Turkey
Orhangazi
Orhangazi
Coordinates: 40°29′20″N 29°18′30″E / 40.48889°N 29.30833°E / 40.48889; 29.30833Coordinates: 40°29′20″N 29°18′30″E / 40.48889°N 29.30833°E / 40.48889; 29.30833
Country Turkey
Province Bursa
Government
 • Mayor Neşet Çağlayan (Ak Parti)
 • Kaymakam Ertan Peynircioğlu
Area[1]
 • District 602.71 km2 (232.71 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 57,180
 • District 75,076
 • District density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Post code 16800
Website www.orhangazi.bel.tr

Orhangazi is a rural district of Bursa Province in Turkey. It was founded by Orhan I of the Ottoman dynasty in 1362.

  • Olive production is a major part of the economy.
  • The archeological digs of Ilipinar Hoyuk are in the region of Orhangazi, and can be visited.

In 2000, Orhangazi had a population of 44,000. Orhangazi has a number of villages around it, there is a local bus garage to take visitors to them. One of the villages, Keramet, has a natural hot springs. Main roads leading to the villages have olive fields on both sides.

Sport[edit]

The route of the 130k İznik Ultramarathon, established in 2012, passes through villages in Orhangazi district around Lake İznik. A 80k part of it, the Orhangazi Ultra, ends in Örnekköy in Orhangazi district on the route's westernmost point.[3]

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. 
  3. ^ "Orhangazi Ultra Maratonu 80K" (in Turkish). İznik Ultra. Retrieved 2013-11-26.