Place:Çanakkale, Turkey

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NameÇanakkale
Alt namesChanaksource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 340
Dardanellessource: Family History Library Catalog
Çanakkalesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Çanakkalesource: Wikipedia
Çanakkale provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates40.083°N 26.833°E
Located inTurkey
See alsoMarmara,removed name of Region
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Çanakkale Province is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country. It takes its name from the town of Çanakkale.

Like Istanbul, Çanakkale province has a European (Thrace) and an Asian (Anatolia) part. The European part is formed by the Gallipoli (Gelibolu) peninsula, while the Asian part is largely coterminous with the historic region of Troad in Anatolia. They are separated by the Dardanelles strait, connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea.

The archaeological site of Troy is found in Çanakkale province.

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