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Lüleburgaz
—  Town  —
Location of Lüleburgaz within Turkey.
Country  Turkey
Region Marmara
Province Kırklareli
Government
 - Mayor Emin Halebak
Population
 Urban 97,230
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 39750
Area code(s) 0288
Licence plate 39
Website http://luleburgaz.bel.tr/anasayfa.html

Lüleburgaz (Thracian: Bergule, Bulgarian: Люлебургас or popularly Беркулен Greek: luleburgas / luleburgas) is a town and district of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

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The city has a population of 97,230 (2009 census) and is the largest town in Kırklareli Province.

Lüleburgaz is known for its sixteenth-century mosque and bridge, both named after the Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Paşa and purportedly designed by the Ottoman chief architect Mimar Sinan.

Economy

The economy of Lüleburgaz is mainly based the on industrial sector. The city has various factories around it.

History

The ancient name of the city was Bergula; Emperor Theodosius I changed it to Arcadiopolis (Greek: Αρκαδιούπολη) in honour of his son and successor Arcadius.

The Battle of Arcadiopolis (970) saw Byzantine forces defeat an invading Kievan-Pecheneg-Magyar force who were aiming to capture Constantinople, 100 miles to the east. The Battle of Lule-Burgas (1912) was here in the First Balkan War.

Lüleburgaz is the seat of the Roman Catholic titular arch-bishopric of Arcadiopolis in Europa.

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Coordinates: 41°24′N 27°21′E / 41.4°N 27.35°E / 41.4; 27.35

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