Place:Bilecik, Turkey

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NameBilecik
Alt namesBileciksource: Wikipedia
Ḃileċiksource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) II, 212; Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-19
Ḃiliċik provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates40.167°N 30.167°E
Located inTurkey
See alsoMarmara,removed name of Region
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Bilecik Province is a province in midwest Turkey, neighboring Bursa to the west, Kocaeli and Sakarya to the north, Bolu to the east, Eskişehir to the southeast and Kütahya to the south, spanning an area of 4,307 km². Population is 225,381. Most of the province laid down in Marmara Region but eastern parts of Gölpazarı and Söğüt district and districts of İnhisar and Yenipazar remained in Black Sea Region, smaller southeastern parts of Bozüyük and Söğüt remained in Central Anatolian Region and smaller southwestern part of Bozüyük remained in Aegean Region.

History

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The region was inhabited as early as 3000 BC, and was part of the territory controlled by such notable civilizations as the Hittites (1400–1200 BC), the Phrygians (1200–676 BC), Lydians (595–546 BC), Persians (546–334 BC), Romans (74–395 AD) and Byzantians (395 AD to late 13th century, with two brief occupations by Ummayads in between).

The region also contains Söğüt, the small town where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299, and is the source of important archeological as well as cultural artifacts.

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