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Burgazada seen from Heybeliada
Ferry port of Burgazada

Burgazada, Burgazadası, or Burgaz shortly (Greek: Αντιγόνη, Antigoni) is the third largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul.

It is officially a neighbourhood in the Adalar district of Istanbul, Turkey. Burgaz is a common setting and even a major theme for writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, where he also resided. Today, his residence is kept as a museum. In 2003 Burgaz suffered a terrible forest fire, losing 4 square kilometres of its entire woodland.

The island consists of a single hill 2 kilometres across. Demetrius I of Macedon, one of the Diadochi (Successors) of Alexander the Great, built a fort (Greek:Pyrgos for fort/tower) here and named it after his father Antigonus I Monophthalmus. The island took this name, but is generally known by the Turks today as simply Burgaz.

References

  • Burgazada at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality website

Coordinates: 40°52′48″N 29°03′42″E / 40.879905°N 29.061756°E / 40.879905; 29.061756


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