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Edremit Travel Guide, Turkey

Edremit happens to be a district in the Province of Balıkesir which is situated in the mid western region of Turkey. Edremit also has the tag of being the central city of the district with same name and is situated on the western coast of Turkey. It is situated in the proximity of Lesbos, the Greek Island. The district is located right on the edge of Edremit Gulf. The center of this district is just a few kilometers away from this gulf.

It is the proximity of Edremit with the sea and its location on the Edremit Gulf which makes it an open place for trade. Some other towns which are located on this gulf are Havran, Burhaniye, Gömeç, and Ayvalık. Edremit conducts business with these neighboring towns and with many other cities using its coastline. Edremit is also amongst the few largest districts of Balıkesir Province.

In the New Testament (in the Act 27:2) the Latin version of Edremit is mentioned which is Adramyttium. Also, during the 19th century this district was called by the name Adramyti. It was during the historical years when Edremit was part of Asia Minor (which was also famous by the name of Anatolia), this Latin version was in use for this district. Asia Minor is now part of Turkey and so is the district Edremit also the part of Turkey.

The importance of the city increases due to its mention in the New Testament. Even the ship which was used by Apostle Paul to sail to Caesarea (today famous by the name of Caesarea Maritima) belonged to this city itself. This is also mentioned in the same Act 27:2. He could use that ship till he reached Myra and after that he used a ship of Alexandrian empire so as to reach Italy.

The economy for the city of Edremit depends mostly on its ever successful olives producing industry and on the tourism industry. Edremit is heavily covered by forests from many sides and also has a national park on its boundaries. All these provide awesome scenic beauty for the city and prove to be the best tourist attractions for the city.

The population for this district contains a huge mix of Balkan Turks, immigrants from the nearby Aegean Islands, some Tahtacı Turkmens, and also a small percentage of Circassians. It is this mix in population which proves to be another lively experience for various tourists.

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