Edirne

Edirne (US: /ˈdɪərnə, ɛˈ-/,[2][3] Turkish: [eˈdiɾne]), historically known as Adrianople (/ˌdriəˈnpəl/; Latin: Hadrianopolis; founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian on the site of a previous Thracian settlement named Uskudama)[4] is a city in Turkey, in the northwestern province of Edirne and East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria (3.24 miles or 5.22 kilometers from the Greek border at the closest point).[5] Edirne was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1369 to 1453,[6] before Constantinople became the empire's capital. The estimated population in 2019 was 185,408.

Edirne
From top down, left to right: Selimiye Mosque, Meriç Bridge, Ali Pasha Bazaar, Treaty of Lausanne Monument and Museum, Trakya University (formerly Karaağaç railway station), Old Mosque, Town Hall, Historical Express
Edirne
Location in Turkey
Edirne
Location in Turkey's Marmara Region
Edirne
Location in the Mediterranean Basin
Coordinates: 41°40′37″N 26°33′20″E
Country Turkey
RegionMarmara
ProvinceEdirne
Government
  MayorRecep Gürkan (CHP)
  GovernorDursun Ali Şahin
Area
  Province6,098 km2 (2,354 sq mi)
  City844 km2 (326 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
  Density196.7/km2 (509/sq mi)
  Province
407,763
  City
165,979
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Postal code
22000
Area code(s)(+90) 284
Licence plate22