Uzunköprü

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Uzunköprü
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Uzunköprü is locatit in Turkey
Uzunköprü
Uzunköprü
Location o Uzunköprü in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°16′10″N 26°41′10″E / 41.26944°N 26.68611°E / 41.26944; 26.68611
Kintra Turkey
RegionMarmara Region
ProvinceEdirne
Govrenment
 • MayorEnis İşbilen (CHP)
Area
 • City1,213 km2 (468 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Density60.6/km2 (157/sq mi)
 • Urban
40,154
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
22200
Aurie code(s)+(90)284
Wabsteid[1]

Uzunköprü is a sma toun an a destrict o Edirne Province in northwastren Turkey.

It is on the railwey line frae Istanbul towards Sofia, Belgrade an wastren Europe, an a frontier post on the Greek border.

Lang Brig[eedit | eedit soorce]

The "Lang Brig" (Turkis: Uzunköprü) gae its name tae the toun. The brig wis biggit atween 1426 an 1443 bi heid airchitect Muslihiddin on the orders o Ottoman Sultan Murad II. The auncient stane-biggit brig, which haes 174 airches, is 1,329 m (4,360 ft) lang an up tae 6.80 m (22.3 ft) wide. Some o the airches are pointit an some are roond. Uzunköprü is the langest stane brig in Turkey.

The brig wis made tae cross the Ergene River, which wis a naitural barrier for advances intae the Balkans for the Ottoman Empire; its auld name wis Ergene Brig (Ottoman Turkis: Cisr-i Ergene‎). It is sae lang in order tae cross a law-lyin mairshy aurie. The brig wis restored in 1963.

The EdirneIzmir state road still passes ower Uzunköprü.

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