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Tavşanlı

Tavşanlı
Tavşanlı is located in Turkey
Tavşanlı
Tavşanlı
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Kütahya
Area[1]
 • District 1,917.65 km2 (740.41 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 66,821
 • District 101,528
 • District density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)

Tavşanlı is a town and district of Kütahya Province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

Tavşanlı is a typical Aegean town where a government-owned coal mine company attracted thousands of settlers from surrounding cities and villages which made the town reach the population of 62,000.

The town is also famous for its notable number of jewellery shops and is also famous for popular snack called "leblebi" (roasted chick peas).

Name

Tavşanlı was told to be named after a hunting party held by the Ottoman prince Bayezid I, in which he is said to have hunted 7 rabbits. Thus the name Tavşanlı meaning "the place with rabbits" was given to the area.

Places of interest

50 km (31 mi) west of Kütahya lies the ancient town of Tavşanlı with a notable 12th century Seljuq mosque called Ulucami. 18 km (11 mi) to the north in a side valley of the Adronos stream stands a Phrygian rock monument Dikilitaş, a huge volcanic partly

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