Lüleburgaz

Lüleburgaz (Turkish: [lyˈlebuɾɡaz]) is a town and district of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

Lüleburgaz
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Lüleburgaz is located in Turkey
Lüleburgaz
Lüleburgaz
Coordinates: 41°24′20″N 27°21′25″E / 41.40556°N 27.35694°E / 41.40556; 27.35694Coordinates: 41°24′20″N 27°21′25″E / 41.40556°N 27.35694°E / 41.40556; 27.35694
CountryTurkey
ProvinceKırklareli
Government
 • MayorEmin Halebak (CHP)
 • KaymakamLütfullah Gürsöy
Area
 • District1,017.79 km2 (392.97 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
105,279
 • District
137,872
 • District density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
ClimateCsa
WebsiteLüleburgaz Haber
www.luleburgaz.bel.tr


FactsEdit

 
Lüleburgaz Train Station
 
Lüleburgaz Medikent Hospital

The city has a population of 100,412 (2010 census) and is the largest district center in Kırklareli Province. It's known as the "Paris of Thrace" among the locals as it's relatively more developed and well known compared to other surrounding cities which are also administratively part of Kirklareli Province.

Lüleburgaz is known for its sixteenth-century mosque and bridge, both named after the Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Paşa and purportedly designed by the Ottoman chief architect Mimar Sinan.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Lüleburgaz is mainly based on the industrial sector and agriculture. There are various factories around the city.

AgricultureEdit

Widely grown crop in Lüleburgaz are sunflower, wheat and corn.

HistoryEdit

The ancient name of the city was Bergula; Emperor Theodosius I changed it to Arcadiopolis (Greek: Αρκαδιούπολις) in honour of his son and successor Arcadius.

The city of Arcadiopolis fell to Attila the Hun during his campaign against the Eastern Roman Empire in 443 AD.

The Battle of Arcadiopolis (970) saw Byzantine forces defeat an invading Kievan-Pecheneg-Magyar force who were aiming to capture Constantinople, 100 miles (161 kilometres) to the east.

The Battle of Lule Burgas (1912) was here in the First Balkan War.

As the capital of the Roman province of Europa it had its own bishop, who was noted to a number of important church councils and was noted as an autocephalous archbishopric by the seventh century. It is no longer a residential bishopric, although the Diocese of Arcadiopolis survives as a Roman Catholic titular see.

SportEdit

In 2007, a women's football club, the Düvenciler Lisesispor was founded, which played in the Turkish Women's First Football League after promotion from the Second League. The team changed its name to Lüleburgaz 39 Spor and colors from yellow-black to red-green in 2011. The club ended its participation in the league in the 2013-14 season.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Bu görüntü mazide kaldı". Görünüm Gazetesi (in Turkish). 2013-08-24. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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