Enez is 173 km (107 mile) far to Edirne. Enez is a district of Edirne Province, Turkey, as well as the name of the center-town of the district. Its ancient name was Aenus. The mayor is Ahmet Cayir. The population is 3,826 as of 2010.

Enez is the site of the Battle of Levounion, in which the Byzantines and their Cumanian allies crushed the Pechenegs in 1091 AD.

In 1355 Enez became a possession (under the Gattilusi family) of the Republic of Genoa, who took it from the Byzantine Empire. In 1456 the town was taken by the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II, along with the majority of Genoa’s other Aegean possessions.

The town of Enez is located on the southern shore of the river Meric, where its estuary broadens to meet the Aegean Sea in the Gulf of Saros. Enez occupies a ridge of rock surrounded by broad marshes. Its festivals and clear beaches make it famous.

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