Tavşanlı

Tavşanlı is a town and district of Kütahya Province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Tavşanlı
Tavşanlı is located in Turkey
Tavşanlı
Tavşanlı
Coordinates: 39°32′N 29°29′E / 39.533°N 29.483°E / 39.533; 29.483Coordinates: 39°32′N 29°29′E / 39.533°N 29.483°E / 39.533; 29.483
CountryTurkey
ProvinceKütahya
Area
 • District1,917.65 km2 (740.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
66,821
 • District
101,528
 • District density53/km2 (140/sq mi)

Tavşanlı is a typical Aegean town where a government-owned coal mine company attracted thousands of settlers from surrounding cities and villages which made the town reach the population of 62,000.

The town is also famous for its notable number of jewellery shops and is also famous for popular snack called "leblebi" (roasted chick peas).

NameEdit

Tavşanlı was told to be named after a hunting party held by the Ottoman prince Bayezid I, in which he is said to have hunted 7 rabbits. Thus the name Tavşanlı meaning "the place with rabbits" was given to the area.

Places of interestEdit

50 km (31 mi) west of Kütahya lies the ancient town of Tavşanlı with a notable 12th-century Seljuq mosque called Ulucami. 18 km (11 mi) to the north in a side valley of the Adronos stream stands a Phrygian rock monument Dikilitaş, a huge volcanic partly smoothed rock with geometric designs.

Notable peopleEdit

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.

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