East Thrace, or Eastern Thrace (Greek: Ανατολική Θράκη), or Turkish Thrace, is the part of the modern republic of Turkey that is geographically part of Europe, all in the eastern part of the historical region of Thrace; most of Turkey is in Anatolia, formerly known as Asia Minor. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Thrace (Тракия Trakiya or "Trakija" or Trakia, Θράκη Thráki, Trakya is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe Anatolia (Anadolu Ανατολία Anatolía) or Asia minor, comprising most of modern Turkey, is the geographic region bounded by the Black Turkish Thrace is also called northwestern Turkey and European Turkey. This area includes the historic centre of old İstanbul (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολη), as well as such cities as Edirne (the former Adrianopolis, the historical capital of the Ottoman vilayet that comprised all Thrace), Tekirdağ, Çorlu, Lüleburgaz and Kırklareli. Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other Names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other Names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Edirne (anc Hadrianopolis; Greek Adrianople; Slavic/Bulgarian Одрин, see also its other names) is a city in Thrace, the westernmost Tekirdağ (see also its other names) is a city in Eastern Thrace, Turkey. Çorlu (ˈtʃɔɪrlʊ is a city in Tekirdağ Province in inland Eastern Thrace, the European part of Turkey. Lüleburgaz ( Thracian: Bergule, Bulgarian: Люлебургас, Greek: Αρκαδιούπολη / Arcadioupolis Kırklareli (see also its other names) is the capital of Kırklareli Province in Eastern Thrace, the European part of Turkey.
The region comprises three il (republican provinces) and part of a fourth. Furthermore, the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula and Gökçeada (both part of Çanakkale Province) lie in Europe, although they are not always considered part of Thrace. Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu Yarımadası is located in Turkish Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles Gökçeada is a rural district of the Çanakkale Province of Turkey. Çanakkale is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country
|Provinces formerly in the Vilayet of Edirne:|
|Edirne||6,279||396,462||63. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Edirne is the westernmost province of Turkey, located in Eastern Thrace along the Greek border 1|
|Kırklareli||6,550||333,256||50. Kırklareli is a province in northwestern Turkey on the west coast of the Black Sea. 8|
|Tekirdağ||6,218||728,396||117. Tekirdağ province is in Trakya ( Thrace) the northwestern part of Turkey. 1|
|İstanbul (European part)||3,421||8,183,969||2392. Istanbul Province is a province located in north-west Turkey. 2|
|Çanakkale (European part)||1,296||56,745||43. Çanakkale is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country 7|