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Edirne

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Author(s): Singer, Amy
Edirne (Byzantine Adrianople; latitude N 41°40′37″, longitude E 26°33′21″) is a city in the Republic of Turkey, on the western border with Greece and Bulgaria, in the region known since ancient times as Thrace. It sits on a hill about seventy-five metres high commanding the plain that stretches eastward some 230 kilometres to Istanbul; to the north, west, and south, there are mountains some thirty to fifty kilometres distant. The Tunca River flows southward around the western edge of the city to…
Date: 2019-03-21