Tekirdağ Province

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Tekirdağ Province
Tekirdağ ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region West Marmara
Subregion Tekirdağ
Government
 • Electoral district Tekirdağ
Area
 • Total 6,218 km2 (2,401 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 972,875
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0282
Vehicle registration 59

Tekirdağ Province (Turkish: Tekirdağ ili, pronounced [teˈciɾdaː]) is a province of Turkey. It is located in the East Thrace region of the country, also known as European Turkey, one of only three provinces entirely within continental Europe. Tekirdağ Province is bordered by Istanbul Province to the east, Kırklareli Province to the north, Edirne Province to the west, and the Gallipoli peninsula of Çanakkale Province to the south.

Tekirdağ is the capital of the province, and the largest city in European Turkey aside from the European section of Istanbul.

Agriculture[edit]

The province of Tekirdağ is one of Turkey's the most important regions for viticulture and winemaking. The coastline between Tekirdağ and Şarköy, particularly Mürefte, are notable centers of wineyards. 22 of the 27 villages of Şarköy grow grape and produce wine. There are well-known wine producers in the region, including "Doluca", "Gülor", "Kutman", "Bağcı" and "Latif Aral". Other wine producers of the region are "Melen" in Hoşköy, Şarköy and "Umurbey" in Tekirdağ.[2]

 Districts of Tekirdağ Province
Districts of Tekirdağ Province

Districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Akyol, Cahit (2005-06-04). "İşte Türkiye'nin şaraplık üzüm haritası". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-07-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tekirdağ Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°05′11″N 27°21′28″E / 41.08639°N 27.35778°E / 41.08639; 27.35778