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Hayrabolu

Hayrabolu
Hayrabolu is located in Turkey
Hayrabolu
Hayrabolu
Coordinates:
Country  Turkey
Province Tekirdağ
Government
 • Mayor Hasan İrtem (DP)
 • Kaymakam Ali Fuat Türkel
Area[1]
 • District 1,036.87 km2 (400.34 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,708
 • District 34,478
 • District density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Post code 59400
Website .tr.bel.hayraboluwww

Hayrabolu (Chariòpolis, Χαριόπολη in Greek) is a town and district of Tekirdağ Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. As of 2013 the mayor is Hasan İrtem of the (Democratic Party).

History

Hayrabolu is one of the oldest settled areas of Thrace. Its old name was "Chariupolis" (Hanri-polis: The windy city). Turks first conquered it in 1357, it was soon taken back by the Byzantines. In 1368, during the period of Sultan Murad I, it was conquered for the second and the last time. Families chosen from different districts of Anatolia, especially from Kayseri and Sivas, were settled in and around Hayrabolu, the name of which was changed first to Hayrı-bol and finally to Hayrabolu.

Today

Today Hayrabolu is a small

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