Bigadic 101 km (62 mile) far to Balikesir. Bigadic is a town and district of Balıkesir Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. Bigadic has the largest Boron reserves of both Turkey and the World. Also, villages of Bigadic have natural thermal water reserves which contains Selenium and Sulfur.

The oldest known name of Bigadic is “Didi-Moti-He” which means “The twin of the goddess of luck”. Also, according to some variable legends and myths, the name Bigadic is originated by the name of a Roman general, or the name of the son of Pergamon King. Furthermore, some scholars assert that the name is related to “Bogadic” which means “Bull meadow” (“Boga” is the Turkish translation of the English word “Bull”). In addition, Bigadic has different names such as Akhyrous, Bigadia, Bigados, Bugadıc and finally Bigadic throughout history.

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