Orhangazi

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Orhangazi
A view from Narlıca, Orhangazi, 2004.jpg
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
CountryTurkey
ProvinceBursa
Government
 • MayorBekir Aydın (Ak Parti)
 • KaymakamErtan Peynircioğlu
Area
 • District602.71 km2 (232.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
57,180
 • District
75,076
 • District density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Post code
16800
Websitewww.orhangazi.bel.tr

Orhangazi is a rural district of Bursa Province in Turkey. The region Orhangazi was established in was conquered by Orhan I of the Ottoman dynasty in 1326. Orhangazi is named after Orhan I who was the second sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

  • Olive production is a major part of the economy.
  • The archeological digs of Ilıpınar Hoyuk are in the region of Orhangazi, and can be visited.
  • Orhangazi is located near the lake Iznik and near the Sea of Marmara

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. The population of the city is 80,000 while its surrounding villages and towns make up a total of 85,000 for the Orhangazi district.

Sport[edit]

The route of the 130k İznik Ultramarathon, established in 2012, passes through villages in Orhangazi district around Lake İznik. An 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.