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Büyükmandıra is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°21′N 27°06′E / 41.350°N 27.100°E / 41.350; 27.100Coordinates: 41°21′N 27°06′E / 41.350°N 27.100°E / 41.350; 27.100
Country  Turkey
Province Kırklareli Province
District Babaeski
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,688
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 39580
Area code(s) 0288
Licence plate 39

Büyükmandıra (or Mandıra for short) is a belde (town) town in Babaeski district of Kırklareli Province, Turkey. At 41°21′N 27°06′E / 41.350°N 27.100°E / 41.350; 27.100, the distance to Babaeski is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) and the distance to Kırklareli is 50 kilometres (31 mi). The population of the town is 3688[1] as of 2011. Up to 1877 there was an Ottoman royal farm in place of the town. But during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) Muslim people from Bulgaria (Pomaks and Turks) who escaped from the Russian armies were settled in the farm to form the core of the town. According to the mayor's page, a well known wrestler named Kavasoğlu İbrahim arranged this allocation.[2] The settlement was declared a seat of township in 1955. The name of the town means "great dairy" and it refers to the main activity of town residents.


  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Mayor's page (in Turkish) Archived September 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.