13 Facts About Bursa


Bursa was the first major and second overall capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363.

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Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain.

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Bursa has thermal baths, old Ottoman mansions, palaces, and several museums.

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Bursa became the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire following its capture from the Byzantines in 1326.

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Bursa stands on the northwestern slopes of Mount Uludag, on the banks of the Nilufer River, in the southern Marmara Region.

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Bursa has a Mediterranean climate under the Koppen classification, and dry-hot summer subtropical climate under the Trewartha classification.

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Bursa is the largest production centre of the Turkish automotive industry.

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Apart from its large automotive industry, Bursa produces a substantial amount of dairy products, processed food, and beverages .

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Traditionally, Bursa was famous for being the largest centre of silk trade in the Byzantine and later the Ottoman empires, during the period of the lucrative Silk Road.

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Bursa was known for its fertile soil and agricultural activities, which have decreased in the recent decades due to the heavy industrialization of the city.

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Bursa has a metro, trams and bus system for inner-city public transport, while taxi cabs are available.

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The citizens of Bursa prefer Istanbul's airports such as Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport for flights to foreign countries, due to Istanbul's proximity to Bursa.

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Only railway station in Bursa is the Harmancik station on the Balikesir-Kutahya railway, which was opened in 1930.

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