Place:Bursa, Bursa, Turkey

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NameBursa
Alt namesBrusasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) II, 666
Prusasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) II, 666
Prusa ad Olympiumsource: Blue Guide: Turkey (1989); GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 10090
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates40.2°N 29.067°E
Located inBursa, Turkey
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centres in the country. The city is also the administrative centre of Bursa Province.

Bursa (Ottoman Turkish بورسا) was the first major and second overall capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363. The city was referred to as (Ottoman Turkish خداوندگار 'God's gift') during the Ottoman period, while a more recent nickname is 'Green Bursa' in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region. Mount Uludağ, the ancient Mysian Olympus, towers over it, and has a well-known ski resort. Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain. The mausoleums of the early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the city's main landmarks include numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. Bursa also has thermal baths and several museums, including a museum of archaeology.

The shadow play characters Karagöz and Hacivat are based on historic personalities who lived and died in Bursa. The city is also known for Turkish dishes such as , its candied marron glacé chestnuts, Bursa peaches, and production of Turkish Delight. Bursa houses the Uludağ University, and its population can claim one of the highest overall levels of education in Turkey. The historic towns of İznik (Nicaea), Mudanya and Zeytinbağı are in its province.

In 2015, Bursa had a population of 1,854,285. Bursa Province had 2,842,000 inhabitants.[1][2]

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