Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Dream to Eijkman, Christiaan

Edirne

turkey

Edirne (pop. 86,900), formerly Adrianople, ancient city in northwest Turkey near the Greek and Bulgarian borders where the Maritsa, Arda, and Tunca rivers converge. It is a regional trade and agricultural center producing peynir (white cheese), cotton, and grains. The architect Sinan built its Selimiye Mosque in the 1500s. Originally called Uskudama, it was renamed Hadri-anopolis (c.A.D. 125) by the Roman emperor Hadrian, became the Ottoman Empire capital (1413–58), and was occupied by Russians, Bulgarians, and Greeks before being restored to Turkey (1922).

See also: Turkey.

Thomas Alva Edison [next] [back] Edinburgh

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or