World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0004104971
Reproduction Date:

Title: Karacabey  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Interconnector Turkey–Greece–Italy, Bursa Province, Ulubatlı Hasan, Milesian colonies, Orhaneli
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


For the horse breed, see Karacabey (horse).
Karacabey is located in Turkey
Country Turkey
Province Bursa
 • District 1,296.68 km2 (500.65 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 55,264
 • District 79,757
 • District density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)

Karacabey is a town and district of Bursa Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. It is located just west of the Simav River near its confluence with the .

Karacabey is an industrial area as well as an agricultural one. It is known as the plantation area of a special variety of onions. There are many famous food factories around Karacabey such as Nestle and many varieties of vegetables and fruits are planted in Karacabey. There is a lake near it called Uluabat. The Marmara Sea is 32 km north.

The town is named for a soldier during the Ottoman Empire Era. The former name of the town was Mikalick[3] (Turkish: Mihaliç), after which a cheese was named, while its ancient name was Miletopolis (Greek: Μιλητόπολις). Miletopolis was apparently the chief settlement of a people called the Milatæ, whose name was hellenized to suggest a Milesian colony. Its people colonized Gargara.[4]

Miletopolis was a suffragan of Cyzicus until the 12th or 13th century. Around the end of the twelfth, it united with Lopadium as an archbishopric.[4] There are two historical mosques in Karacabey, one from the 14th century.

See also


  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. 
  3. ^ Hazlitt, W. The Classical Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Ancient Geography, Sacred and Profane. "Macestus." Whittaker & Co. (London), 1851. Accessed 4 Sept 2011.
  4. ^ a b Pétridès, S. The Catholic Encyclopedia. "Miletopolis." Robert Appleton Company (New York), 1911. Accessed 4 Sept 2011.

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.