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Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Province (Turkish: Kırklareli
Kırklareli
ili) is a province in northwestern Turkey
Turkey
on the west coast of the Black Sea. The province neighbours Bulgaria
Bulgaria
to the north along a 180-kilometre (110 mi) long border. It borders the province of Edirne
Edirne
to the west and the province of Tekirdağ
Tekirdağ
to the south and province of Istanbul
Istanbul
to the southeast. Kırklareli
Kırklareli
is the capital city of the province. The province's and its central city's name means "the land of the forties" in Turkish and it may refer either to the forty Ottoman ghazis sent by the sultan Murad I
Murad I
to conquer the city for the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
in the 15th century or to the forty churches reported to be situated in the region before the Ottoman conquest, as attested by the former name of Kırklareli
Kırklareli
(Kırk Kilise in Turkish; Σαράντα Εκκλησιές, Saranta Eklesies in Greek). There is a memorial on a hilltop in Kırklareli
Kırklareli
city, called "Kırklar Anıtı" (the Memorial of the Forties in Turkish) to honor the Ottoman conquerors (For more on the name's origins, see Kırklareli). The province is bisected by the Yıldız (Istranca) mountain range. The north and northeastern parts of the province are among the least populated and under developed parts of Turkey. The districts to the south and west are more populated because the land is better suited for agriculture and industrial development. The north and eastern parts of the province are dominated by forests. Therefore, forestry is an important means of living in these areas. Fishing is done along the Black Sea
Black Sea
coast.

Contents

1 Agriculture 2 Local attractions 3 Districts 4 Sister cities 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Agriculture[edit]

Statue of wine grape harvesting woman with child in downtown Kırklareli.

The province of Kırklareli
Kırklareli
is an important region for viticulture and winemaking. A syrup called "Hardaliye", made of grape, cherry leaves and mustard seeds, is a non-alcoholic beverage special to the region.[2][3] Local attractions[edit] Dupnisa Cave is a famous natural attraction and a unique geological formation within the borders of the province in the north. The 60 km long coast along the Black Sea
Black Sea
harbors one of the most pristine and undeveloped beaches in all of Turkey. There are two Nature Reserve Areas along the coast namely Saka Gölü (Saka Lake) Nature Reserve Area to the north and Kasatura Körfezi (Kasatura Bay) Nature Reserve Area to the south. These sites are unique with their undisturbed ecosystems harboring several endangered and endemic plant and animal species. Districts[edit]

Districts of Kırklareli
Kırklareli
province

Kırklareli
Kırklareli
province is divided into eight districts (capital district in bold):

Babaeski Demirköy Kırklareli Kofçaz Lüleburgaz Pehlivanköy Pınarhisar Vize

Sister cities[edit]

Sister cities (Kardeş şehirler)

Kırklareli
Kırklareli
is twinned with:

Walldorf, Germany Dobrich, Bulgaria Izmail, Ukraine

See also[edit]

List of populated places in Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Province

References[edit]

^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces ^ "Trakya'daki il, ilçe ve beldelerimizi tanıyalım..." Matmara Haber (in Turkish). 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-07-28.  ^ "Hardaliye Üretimin Mevcut Durumunu Değerlendirme Raporu" (PDF) (in Turkish). Trakya Kalkınma Ajansı - Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Yatırım Destek Ofisi. December 2014. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 

External links[edit]

Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Weather Forecast Information Forum of Kırklareli
Kırklareli
University Kırklareli
Kırklareli
News Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Photos

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Kırklareli
Kırklareli
Province of Turkey

Districts

Babaeski Demirköy Kofçaz Lüleburgaz Pehlivanköy Pınarhisar Vize

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

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Provinces of Turkey

Adana Adıyaman Afyonkarahisar Ağrı Aksaray Amasya Ankara Antalya Ardahan Artvin Aydın Balıkesir Bartın Batman Bayburt Bilecik Bingöl Bitlis Bolu Burdur Bursa Çanakkale Çankırı Çorum Denizli Diyarbakır Düzce Edirne Elazığ Erzincan Erzurum Eskişehir Gaziantep Giresun Gümüşhane Hakkâri Hatay Iğdır Isparta Istanbul İzmir Kahramanmaraş Karabük Karaman Kars Kastamonu Kayseri Kilis Kırıkkale Kırklareli Kırşehir Kocaeli Konya Kütahya Malatya Manisa Mardin Mersin Muğla Muş Nevşehir Niğde Ordu Osmaniye Rize Sakarya Samsun Siirt Sinop Sivas Şanlıurfa Şırnak Tekirdağ Tokat Trabzon Tunceli Uşak Van Yalova Yozgat Zonguldak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Coordinates: 41°40′52″N 27°28′17″E / 41.68111°N 27.47139°E /

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