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greetings_from_bursa - GREETINGS FROM BURSA WHERE IS THE...

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Unformatted text preview: GREETINGS FROM BURSA WHERE IS THE TURKEY? Turkey is between Asia and Europe continents. Bursa (historically also known as Prussa, Greek: Προύσα, and later as Brusa) is a cityTurkey and the seat of Bursa Province. With a population of 1,562,828 (2007),[1] it is Turkey's fourth largest city, as well as one of the most industrialized and culturally charged metropolitan centers in the country. The city is frequently cited as "Yeşil Bursa" (meaning "Green Bursa") in a reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region. The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludağ which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology, and a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa's overall picture. Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play characters were historic personalities who lived and are buried in Bursa. Bursa is also home to some of the most famous Turkish dishes, especially candied chestnuts and İskender kebap. INTEREST PLACES OF BURSA Ulu Camii (The Great Mosque) Ulu Camii is the major mosque of Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture. It was built by Ali Neccar in 1396-1399, at Sultan Bayezid I's command. The mosque is large and rectangular, with twenty domes arranged in four rows of five supported by twelve columns. YEŞİL TÜRBE...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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