Place:Balikesir, Turkey

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NameBalikesir
Alt namesBalıkesirsource: Wikipedia
Balıikeṡir provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates39.75°N 28.0°E
Located inTurkey
See alsoMarmara,removed name of Region


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Balıkesir Province is a province in midwestern Turkey, having coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Its adjacent provinces are Çanakkale to the west, İzmir to the southwest, Manisa to the south, Kütahya to the southeast, and Bursa to the east. The provincial capital is Balıkesir City. Most of the province lies in the Marmara Region except the southern parts of Bigadiç Edremit, Kepsut, İvrindi, Savaştepe and Sındırgı districts and ones of Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gömeç and Havran, that bound the Aegean Region.

Kaz Dağı (pronounced ), known also as Mount Ida, is located in this province.

Balıkesir province is famous for its olives, thermal spas, and clean beaches, making it an important tourist destination. The province also hosts immense deposits of kaolinite and borax, with some open-pit mines. The Kaz mountains are also threatened with the expansion of gold mining using cyanide which puts the villagers' lives, the agricultural economy, and tourism at risk.

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source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


Balıikeṡir is a province.

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