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Arcadiopolis

Lüleburgaz
Lüleburgaz
Lüleburgaz

Coordinates: 41°24′20″N 27°21′25″E / 41.40556°N 27.35694°E / 41.40556; 27.35694Coordinates: 41°24′20″N 27°21′25″E / 41.40556°N 27.35694°E / 41.40556; 27.35694

Country Turkey
Province Kırklareli
Government
 • Mayor Emin Halebak (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Lütfullah Gürsöy
AreaTemplate:Turkey district areas
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Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
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Lüleburgaz, (Turkish: [lyˈlebuɾɡaz]; Thracian: Bergula, Bulgarian: Люлебургас or popularly Беркулен, Greek: Αρκαδιούπολις/Αρκαδιούπολη) is a town and district of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

Facts

The city has a population of 100,412 (2010 census) and is the largest district center in Kırklareli Province.

Lüleburgaz is known for its sixteenth-century mosque and bridge, both named after the Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Paşa and purportedly designed by the Ottoman chief architect Mimar Sinan.

Economy

The economy of Lüleburgaz is mainly based on the industrial sector. There are various factories around the city.

History

The ancient name of the city was Bergula; Emperor Theodosius I changed it to Arcadiopolis (Greek: Αρκαδιούπολις) in honour of his son and successor Arcadius.

The Battle of Arcadiopolis (970) saw Byzantine forces defeat an invading Kievan-Pecheneg-Magyar force who were aiming to capture Constantinople, 100 miles (161 kilometres) to the east. The Battle of Lule Burgas (1912) was here in the First Balkan War.

Lüleburgaz is the seat of the Roman Catholic titular arch-bishopric of Arcadiopolis in Europa.

References

Bibliography
  • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography
  • Arcadius
Notes

External links

  • Lüleburgaz News
  • Lüleburgaz Belediyesi
  • Lüleburgaz's NightLife Places
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