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

Tekirdağ Province

Tekirdağ ili
Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
Location of Tekirdağ Province in Turkey
RegionWest Marmara
 • Electoral districtTekirdağ
 • Total6,218 km2 (2,401 sq mi)
 • Total1,029,927
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Area code(s)0282
Vehicle registration59


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]

Tekirdağ Districts
Districts of Tekirdağ Province



  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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Coordinates: 41°05′11″N 27°21′28″E / 41.08639°N 27.35778°E


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Karaidemir Dam

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Kutman Wine Museum

Kutman Wine Museum (Turkish: Kutman Şarap Müzesi) is a privately held museum devoted to winemaking, which was established in 2004 by the Kutman Winery at Mürefte, Şarköy of Tekirdağ Province, Turkey.Kutman Wine Museum was founded in 2004 by the third-generation executives Adnan and Cahit Kutman of the Kutman Winery, which is one of the five wineries in Mürefte village of Şarköy, Tekirdağ. It is housed in a building next to the residence, where the family had lived between the early 1900s and 1976.

The museum exhibits singed joists of the 1928-burnt old residence building, wine production records of the last eighty years, weighing scales from the Ottpman period, mechanical crusher, mechanical destemming machine, must pump, big wooden wine barrels, bottle corking machine and dusty wine bottles.

List of populated places in Tekirdağ Province

Below is the list of populated places in Tekirdağ Province, Turkey by the districts. In the following lists first place in each list is the administrative center of the district.

Marmara Ereğlisi

Marmara Ereğlisi is a town, located in a district bearing the same name, in Tekirdağ Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

The mayor was, as of January 2011, Uyan (CHP).


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Neapolis (Thracian Chersonese)

Neapolis (Ancient Greek: Νεάπολις) was a Greek city in ancient Thrace, located on the Propontis. It also bore the name Heraclea or Herakleia (Ἡράκλεια). It was a member of the Delian League and appears in Athenian tribute registers between 442/1 and 430/29 BCE.Its site is located near modern Eriklice Köyü (Erikli), Şarköy/Tekirdağ.

Neonteichos (Thrace)

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Perinthus or Perinthos (Ancient Greek: ἡ Πέρινθος) was a great and flourishing town of ancient Thrace, situated on the Propontis. According to John Tzetzes, it bore at an early period the name of Mygdonia (Μυγδονία).

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Tekirdağ (pronounced [teˈciɾdaː]; see also its other names) is a city in Turkey. It is a part of the region historically known as Eastern Thrace. Tekirdağ is the capital of Tekirdağ Province. The city population as of 2016 is 176,848. There are honorary consulates of Hungary and Bulgaria in Tekirdağ.

Tekirdağ railway station

Tekirdağ station is a railway station in Tekirdağ. It was opened on September 1, 2010, along with the opening of the Muratlı-Tekirdağ railway.

Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport

Tekirdağ Çorlu Atatürk Airport (IATA: TEQ, ICAO: LTBU) (Turkish: Tekirdağ Çorlu Atatürk Havalimanı) is a military and public airport in Çorlu, a town in Tekirdağ Province, Turkey. Opened to public/civil air traffic in 1998, the airport is 10.5 km (6.5 mi) east of Çorlu.


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Çorlu (pronounced [ˈtʃoɾɫu] (listen)) is a northwestern Turkish city in inland Eastern Thrace that falls under the administration of the Province of Tekirdağ. It is a rapidly developing industrial centre built on flatland located on the highway D.100 and off the motorway O-3/E80 between Istanbul and Turkey's border with Greece and Bulgaria.

Tekirdağ Province of Turkey


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