Mustafakemalpaşa

Bursa Province Turkey Provinces of Turkey
Mustafakemalpaşa
Street in Mustafakemalpaşa
Street in Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa is located in Turkey
Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa is located in Europe
Mustafakemalpaşa
Mustafakemalpaşa
Coordinates: 40°02′07″N 28°24′42″E / 40.0352778°N 28.4116667°E / 40.0352778; 28.4116667Coordinates: 40°02′07″N 28°24′42″E / 40.0352778°N 28.4116667°E / 40.0352778; 28.4116667
CountryTurkey
ProvinceBursa
Government
 • MayorSadi Kurtulan (AKP)
 • KaymakamKazım Karabulut
Area
 • District1,761.74 km2 (680.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
55,954
 • District
99,994
 • District density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Websitewww.mustafakemalpasa-bld.gov.tr

Mustafakemalpaşa is a town and district in Bursa Province, in the Marmara region of Turkey.

The Mustafakemalpaşa River (Mustafakemalpaşa Çayı) flows through it.

History

The ancient Greek name of the county was Kremaste (Κρεμαστή in Ancient greek, Kirmasti in modern Turkish), under the Kingdom of Bithynia. Around 300AD the town became important when it became a Christian diocese. In 1336 the town was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire. It was devastated in 1920 during the Greco-Turkish war. After the War of Independence, led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the town council decided to rename the city Mustafakemalpaşa in his honor. The town currently has 56,727 residents.

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References

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.