Tekirdağ Province

Tekirdağ Province (Turkish: Tekirdağ ili, pronounced [teˈciɾdaː]) is a province of Turkey. It is located in the East Thrace region of the country, also known as European Turkey, one of only three provinces entirely within continental Europe. Tekirdağ Province is bordered by Istanbul Province to the east, Kırklareli Province to the north, Edirne Province to the west, and the Gallipoli peninsula of Çanakkale Province to the south.

Tekirdağ Province

Tekirdağ ili
Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Marmara
SubregionTekirdağ
Government
  Electoral districtTekirdağ
Area
  Total6,218 km2 (2,401 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total1,029,927
  Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Area code(s)0282
Vehicle registration59

Tekirdağ is the capital of the province, and the largest city in European Turkey aside from the European section of Istanbul.

Agriculture

The province of Tekirdağ is one of Turkey's the most important regions for viticulture and winemaking. The coastline between Tekirdağ and Şarköy, particularly Mürefte, are notable centers of wineyards. 22 of the 27 villages of Şarköy grow grape and produce wine. There are well-known wine producers in the region, including "Doluca", "Gülor", "Kutman", "Bağcı" and "Latif Aral". Other wine producers of the region are "Melen" in Hoşköy, Şarköy and "Umurbey" in Tekirdağ.[2]

Districts

References

  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. Akyol, Cahit (2005-06-04). "İşte Türkiye'nin şaraplık üzüm haritası". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2015-07-28.

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