Şanlıurfa Tourist Map With Attractions Visiting Places

Şanlıurfa Tourist Map With Attractions Visiting Places

Sanliurfa, formerly Urfa, a city and the ninth most populous city in Turkey.
In 1919, Urfa, who first came to the presence of the British and then the French, was rescued from the one found in the Urfa militias on April 11, 1920; We are talking about the heroism of Urfa deputy Osman Doğan and his 17 friends during the War of Independence. When the name of Urfa was changed to Sanliurfa, the proposal of the decision was enacted on 6 December 1984 at the Turkish Grand National Assembly. In 2016, the people of Şanlıurfa were awarded the National Medal of Independence by the Turkish Grand National Assembly.


Urfa and its environs have been settling since the Polished Stone Age. The Göbeklitepe Mound was used in the 11000 BC, where the Earth had a known and ancient sanctuary.

Urfa can be regarded as the birthplace of the prophet Abraham after the Qur'an, Bible and Tonah (Old Testament / Torah) and there is also a Mosque in his memory. It is also considered the birthplace of the Prophet Job (the Bible and the Old Testament).

As a result of a discovery at the mouth of Balıklıgöl, the history of Urfa city center dates back to BC. It can be seen that it dates back to 9500 in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Period.

He lived in the sovereignty of civilizations such as Ebla, Akkad, Sumerian, Babylonian, Hittite, Hurri-Mitanni, Aramaic, Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian (Hellenistic), Roman and Byzantine.

In 1094, Urfa came under the rule of the Great Seljuks. In 1098, the counties of the Crusaders Edessa, later together Eyyübiler, Memluküler, Karakoyunlu, Timurlular State, Akkoyunlu, Safavids and their sons Urfa in 1516 Yavuz Sultan Selim was connected to the province of Aleppo in 1876 became an independent starboard .

Republican period

Urfa, which was in the hands of the Ottomans until the First World War, was first rescued in 1919 from the British and later French cities, and on April 11, 1920 it was rescued from the airborne ones. In 1924, he republic of the republic. Sanliurfa was transformed into the metropolitan municipality building, planned and the end of 2012, in 2012 by election election was made mayor of Sanliurfa.

Issued in 2012 by law No. 6360 located in Sanliurfa province, which has territorial metropolitan municipality established in 2014 and local elections in Turkey began to study metropolitan municipality.

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