|• Mayor||Recep Altepe (AKP)|
|• City||1,036 km2 (400 sq mi)|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|• Density||1,508.52/km2 (3,907.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Area code(s)||(+90) 224|
Bursa is a ceety in northwastren Turkey an the seat o Bursa Province. Wi a population of 1,905,570 (2010), it is Turkey's fowert lairgest ceety, as well as ane o the maist industrialized metropolitan centers in the kintra.
Bursa wis the caipital o the Ottoman State atween 1326 an 1365. The ceety wis referred tae as "Hüdavendigar" (meaning "God's Gift") durin the Ottoman period, while a mair recent nickname is "Yeşil Bursa" (meanin "Green Bursa") in reference tae the pairks an gardens locatit athort its urban tissue, as well as tae the vast forests in rich variety that extend in the surroondin region. The ceety is synonymous wi Mount Uludağ which touers ahint its core an which is an aw a famous ski resort. The mausoleums o early the Ottoman sultans are locatit in Bursa an the numerous edifices built throughoot the Ottoman period constitute the ceety's main landmarks. The surroondin fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interestin museums, notably a rich museum o airchaeology, an a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa's oweraw pictur.
Karagöz an Hacivat shadow play characters wur historic personalities who livit an are buriet in Bursa. Bursa is an aw hame tae some o the maist famous Turkis dishes such as İskender kebap, specially candiet marron glacés, peaches an lokum. Bursa is hame tae the Uludağ University, an its population attains ane o the heichest oweraw levels o education in Turkey. Athin the Bursa Province, the touns o İznik (Nicaea), Mudanya an Zeytinbağı are especially notable for their lang history an important monuments.
Twin touns—Sister ceeties
Bursa haes twenty sister ceeties.
- Turkish Statistical Institute
- Address-based population survey 2010
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