Eskişehir Province


Eskişehir Province

Infobox Province TR
name=Eskisehir
region=Central Anatolia
total population = 724,849
area= 13,652
licence = 26
area_code= 222
turkname = Eskişehir|

Eskişehir (literal meaning: "old town") is a province in northwestern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Bilecik to the northwest, Kütahya to the west, Afyon to the southwest, Konya to the south, Ankara to the east, and Bolu to the north. The provincial capital is Eskişehir. Most of the province is laid down in Central Anatolia Region. Northern parts of Mihalıççık district and ones of Mihalgazi and Sarıcakaya of her remained in Black Sea Region and Han one of her remained in Aegean Region.

Eskişehir is an old, culturally developed province of Turkey. It has a population of 724,849. Eskişehir has 2 universities, Eskişehir Osmangazi University ESOGU, and Anadolu Üniversitesi, which is the largest university in Turkey and which has some branch offices in Europe.

Districts

Eskişehir province is divided into 14:
*Alpu
*Beylikova
*Çifteler
*Odunpazarı
*Tepebaşı
*Günyüzü
*Han
*İnönü
*Mahmudiye
*Mihalgazi
*Mihalıççık
*Sarıcakaya
*Seyitgazi
*Sivrihisar

Eskişehir's people

Eskişehir's population has a high literacy level for Turkey at about 99%. Many universities and military installations are located in and around the city. Turkish technical students are concentrated in the Eskişehir universities. Infrastructural problems have been partially solved in 2004 with the construction of a tram system. Many people in Eskisehir trace their family origin back to the Caucasus.

Meerschaum

Eskişehir is internationally known as the source of Meerschaum, a white foamy stone which is used for smoking pipes with detailed carvings. It is called "lületaşı" in Turkish.

External links

* [http://www.anadolu.edu.tr/eindex.htm Anadolu University in Eskişehir] .
* [http://www.ogu.edu.tr/en/ Eskişehir Osmangazi University] .
* [http://www.turkeyforecast.com/weather/eskisehir/ Eskişehir Weather Forecast Information]


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