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The hidden paradise of Çanakkale: Biga!

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Biga, which creates a potential for natural wealth with its beaches, plains, streams, lakes and mountains, is a Çanakkale district that draws attention with its ancient city ruins, cultural and natural assets, natural life and thermal tourism. Biga has a great importance both from a touristic and historical point of view.

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Biga, which is located in the place that gave its name to the Biga Peninsula and was called the Troad Region in ancient times, has been home to many civilizations in history. 
It has been revealed that settlements have been seen around Biga since the 6th century BC.
 The district is divided into two by the Biga Stream, on whose shores Alexander the Great fought, and there are two large bridges connecting the two sides and eight bridges of various sizes within its borders.

THE ENGINE OF THE URBAN ECONOMY

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While agriculture and animal husbandry determine the economy of Biga, which is an exemplary region for the sustainability of agriculture, livestock and industry together, agriculture-based industry is one of the developing sectors.

In addition to its geopolitical importance, Biga is also the locomotive of Çanakkale’s economy in terms of economy.

50 percent of the total amount of agricultural and animal products in Çanakkale is produced in Biga. While agriculture is generally done with machinery, high-level technology is used. In Biga, where important developments have been experienced in the industrial sector in recent years, some industrial organizations export their products from Biga to many countries of the world.

District; It has reached an annual export volume of over 1 billion dollars in sectors such as iron and steel, furniture, energy, food, mining, chemistry, textile, leather, machinery and metal.

BECOME A CENTER OF ATTRACTION

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On the fertile lands of the region, wheat, rice, sunflower, legumes and all kinds of vegetables and fruits are grown. The fame of the cheese dessert produced in Biga, which is famous for its walnut delight, cheese halva, meat and meatballs, is beyond borders.

While applications are being made to turn Biga’s rice, cheese dessert and Işıkeli chickpea coffee into geographically marked products, Work continues on the branding of Biga meat, which is especially known as the land of meat and milk.

Biga is an important center in Turkey in cattle breeding for meat and milk production and poultry meat production. In Biga, 300 tons of milk is produced daily. Meat Integrated Plant, Animal Market, Truck Garage and Social Services on 150 decares of land, which was provided to the municipality free of charge by Biga Municipality in Göktepe village.

It is foreseen that the city will become a center of attraction with the implementation of the Transporters Site projects with its facilities. When we look at the tourism inventory and destination of Biga, which has a deep-rooted history, we can say that it is also a tourism city. There are Parion Ancient City, Priapos, Nilüfer Lake, Abdiağa Waterfall, Granikos Battlefield, ancient Silk Road, blue flag beaches, healing water, thermal springs and rural riches. We are talking about Biga with Biga Mayor Bülent Erdoğan.

OVER A CENTURY

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Stating that there was the excitement of the 100th anniversary in Biga, which was liberated from the enemy occupation on September 18, 1922, Erdoğan said, “We were proud and happy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Biga, one of the exceptional cities of our country with its historical, natural beauties, patriotic and hardworking people.

Biga, the City of Hearts, has been a unique geography where various human communities and civilizations have developed and lived since the earliest times. With its deep-rooted history, it has survived countless wars and struggles for centuries.

Important developments of the War of Independence took place in the lands of Biga, the most strategically important region of the world, such as Çanakkale, the spiritual capital of our country.

The 100th year has been our year of duty. A century has passed since our Biga was liberated from enemy occupation. The liberation events created enthusiasm all over the city.”

HISTORY AND NATURE REACHING TO THE SUNDAY

Erdoğan continues: “The ancient name of our Kemer village, now called Parion. Our Biga has hosted many civilizations since its foundation. 80,000 people lived here 2,000 years ago in Parion. Biga is the place where Alexander the Great went to Anatolia and defeated the Persians.

You can go on a very long historical journey in the lands of Biga, which served as a sanjak during the Ottoman period. When we look at the tourism destination of our Biga; Our meat, milk and especially our meatballs are famous. We have natural beauties and thermal water. We have a Lotus Lake and lotus flowers are blooming on the water.

Our Nilüfer Lake project was completed and opened to the public. We have started the Abdiağa Çağlayan Trekking Track project, which will contribute greatly to the nature tourism of the district.

We define it as our trekking project that will become the new route of nature lovers. Every day, new historical information, living remains and artifacts emerge from the land area of ​​the Ancient City of Parion.

Excavations have been going on since 2005. Remarkable ruins excite us all. The history and civilization here will be brought to light and both will be brought to tourism and transferred to the future.”

Biga, Çanakkale

References

https://www.cnnturk.com/seyahat/canakkalenin-sakli-cenneti-biga-banu-sen-yazdi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biga,_%C3%87anakkale

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g297979-Canakkale_Canakkale_Province_Turkish_Aegean_Coast-Vacations.html

https://www.expedia.com/Destinations-In-Canakkale.d6243976.Hotel-Destinations

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