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AREA: 11.043 km²

POPULATION: 1.603.137 (1990)

TRAFFIC CODE: 16

DISTRICTS: Bursa (Center), Osmangazi, Yıldırım, Nilüfer, Gürsu, Gemlik, Kestel, Mudanya, İznik, Orhangazi, Karacabey, Mustafa Kemal Paşa, İnegöl, Yenişehir, Keles, Orhaneli, Büyükorhan, Harmancık.

SITES OF INTEREST: Uludağ National Park, Çekirge, Armutlu, Oylat, Gemlik hot springs, Armutlu, Kumla, Kurşunlu beaches, Prusa city walls, Nikaia (İznik), Miletopolis (Karacabey), Mirlea (Mudanya), Kirmastı (Mustafa Kemal Pasha), Atranos (Orhaneli), Neopolis (Yenişehir) antique cities, Ayasofya, Koimesis, Hagios churches, Nikaia Necropolis, Palace and Hipogeum, Orhan Mosque and Complex, Yıldırım, Yeşil, Hüdevendigar, Muradiye, Koca Sinan Pasha, İshak Pasha complexes, Bursa and Karacabey Grand Mosques, Yıldırım Bazaar, Bursa Archeology, Bursa Atatürk, Bursa Türkish Islamic Works, Mudanya Armistice and İznik museums.

Camps

    Nur Camping
    Yalova Route / Bursa
    Tel: (224) 254 74 53

    Ömer's Place Camping
    Gölkaya Village Orhangazi / Bursa
    Tel: (224) 587 74 26

National Parks And Forest Campsites

    Sarıalan
    Uludağ National Park, Bursa
    Tel: (224) 254 52 81

    Çobankaya
    Uludağ National Park, Bursa
    Tel: (224) 254 52 81

Provincial Cultural Directorate

    Tel: (224) 220 99 26 - 220 70 19
    Fax: (224) 220 42 51

Bursa State Classical Turkish Music Choir Directorate
    Choir Tel: (224) 326 44 92- 93

State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate
    Heykel - BURSA
    Tel: (224) 221 95 49
    (224) 221 23 77
    (224) 223 26 59
    Fax: (224) 221 23 77

Museums

    Bursa Museum
    Address: Kültür Park
    Bursa
    Tel: (224) 234 49 18
    Fax: (224) 234 4919

    İznik Museum
    Address: Müze Cad.
    İznik - Bursa
    Tel: (224) 754 10 27

Significant Days

    Local Days of Celebration

    Commemoration Day for Ulubatlı Hasan
    Ulubat Village
    29 May

    Atatürk's Visit to İznik
    İznik
    15 July

    Atatürk's Visit to Bursa
    Bursa
    16 October

    Freedom from Occupation Days:

    Conquest of Bursa by the Ottomans
    Bursa (Center)
    6 April

    Freedom Day - İnegöl
    İnegöl - In front of the Governor's Office
    6 September

    Freedom Day - Yenişehir
    Yenişehir
    6 September

    Freedom Day - Orhaneli
    Orhaneli
    9 September

    Freedom Day - Bursa
    Bursa (Center)
    11 September

    Freedom Day - Gemlik
    Gemlik
    11 September

    Freedom Day - Orhangazi
    Orhangazi
    10 September

    Freedom Day - Mudanya
    Mudanya
    12 September

    Freedom Day - M. Kemalpaşa
    M. Kemalpaşa
    14 September

    Anniversary of Mudanya Armistice
    Mütareke Meydanı Mudanya
    11 October

    Freedom Day - Karacabey
    Karacabey
    14 September

    Freedom Day - İznik
    İznik
    7-8 November

    Expositions:


    Bursa Garment and Textile Exposition
    Bursa
    3rd week of May

    Bursa Book Fair
    Bursa
    17-23 April

    Bursa National Exposition
    Bursa
    7-31 July

    Bursa Furniture, Decoration and Rug Fair
    Bursa
    8-14 August

    Bursa Flower Fair
    Bursa
    1st week of May

    Bursa Food and Agriculture Exposition
    Bursa
    19-25 September

    Festivals:

    Orhaneli Strawbery - Cherry Festival
    Orhaneli
    June

    Orhangazi Folklore Festival
    Orhangazi
    In September

    Gemlik Culture and Art Festival
    Gemlik
    5-7 July

    32 nd. International Bursa Festival
    Bursa (Center)
    20 June-12 July

    Orhangazi Olive Festival
    Orhangazi
    November

    Orhaneli G. Belen Strawbery - Cherry Festival
    Orhaneli - G. Belen
    June

    Festivities

    Hıdırellez Spring Culture Festivities
    Center
    5-6 May

    International Orhangazi 3rd Folklore Festivities
    Orhangazi
    In October

    Kocayayla Festivities
    Keles
    3rd Sunday of June

    Orhangazi Folklore Festivities
    Orhangazi
    October

    Yenişehir Pepper Festivities
    Yenişehir
    28 September-October

    Fairs:

    Goods and Animal Fair
    Mustafa Kemal Pasha
    20 May-1 September

    Harmancık Goods and Animal Fair
    Harmancık
    August

    Karacabey Spring Fair
    Karagöz Mevkii Karacabey
    25 May

    Karacabey Autumn Fair
    26 September

    İznik Goods and Animal Fair
    İznik
    5 October-5 November