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|• District||838.87 km2 (323.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||161 m (528 ft)|
|• District Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Soma is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. According to the 2009 census, population of the district is 101,011 of which 74,158 live in the town of Soma. The district covers an area of 839 km2 (324 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 161 m (528 ft).
Lignite mining and a lignite-fired thermal power plant are the main economical activities in Soma. During World War I the mines were opened up for production. The quality of lignite being produced during that time was described as being of "very bad" quality. That lignite was burned with German coal for trains in the region. A small portion was exported to Smyrna.
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