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Bursa (historically also known as Prusa and in Greek Μουδανία) is a city in northwestern Turkey and the seat of Bursa Province. With a population of 2.562.828 in 2007, it is Turkey's fourth largest city, as well as one of the most industrialized and culturally charged metropolitan centers of the country.
Brief historical account of Bursa is going back to 4000 B.C.
Early Byzantines and the Eastern Roman Empire had left too many footprints in Bursa as far back as Hellenistic period.
It is a very important center for Christians, İznik (Nicea) is located in Bursa at the same time. İznik is primarily known as the site of the First and Second Councils of Nicaea, the first and seventh Ecumenical councils in the early history of the Christian church. İznik has been a district center of Bursa Province since 1930.
Bursa is also a very important city in Ottoman history. The city was the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire following its capture from the Byzantines in 1326.
The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa.
Numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks.
The city has traditionally been a pole of attraction, and was a major center for refugees from various ethnic backgrounds who immigrated to Anatolia from the Balkans during the loss of the Ottoman territories in Europe between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
After the industrialization were started in 1950s, city has still been attractive for immigrant workers.

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