MustafaKemalPasa 92 km (57 mile) far to Bursa . Situated on the banks of the Uluabat Lake, the district of Mustafakemalpasa is surrounded by Orhaneli at its east, Buyukorhan at its southeast, Balikesir at its south and west, Karacabey and Uluabat Lake at its north and by the central district at its northeast.  Its altitude from sea level is 25-40 meters.  Distance to the center of Bursa province is 84 kilometers.  It has the characteristics of the Mediterranean climate.  More than 100,000 people in Kemalpasa and it consists of 1 municipality, 6 towns and 104 villages.   Looking at the 2007 statistical data, 102,000 people live in Karacabey and this is approximately 5% of Bursa’s population.  Economy:  The district’s economy is based on agriculture and animal breeding.  Wheat, potatoes, corn, sugar beets, barley, grapes and beans are grown.  Merino sheep and cattle farming is done.  There is also fresh water fishing in Uluabat Lake.  Protection and production sites are established for deer.  There are boron minerals and lignite beds and mineral water sources in the district.  There are also 1 organized industrial zone, 4 food industry organizations, 7 flour mills, 2 feed factories and 27 dairy and dairy products plants in Mustafakemalpasa.  A type of cheese desert called ‘’Kemalpasa desert’’ is pretty famous.  History:  The district’s previous name was Kirmasti Kremastre. It was ruled by the Hittite Civilization and the Bithynia Kingdom and a settlement named Miletopolis was formed. The city was the episcopacy center in 300 AD and after the Romans; it went under the rule of the Byzantine, Seljuks and the Karesiogullari respectively.  It is assumed that the city received the Kirmasti name from the town’s female director Kirmastorya.  It joined to Ottoman lands in 1336.  It suffered a Greek invasion in July 2, 1920 and was saved from this invasion on September 14, 1922.  In 1909, the district consisted of 3 mosques, 5 Masjids, 1 Madrasah, 1 Ottoman Junior High School, 8 elementary schools, 2 churches, 2 Hamams, 7 Inns, 183 stores, 4 tan-pits, 2 dye houses, 3 Woven Hand Benches, 2 Steamed, 1 horsed 6 windmills.  After the War of Independence, with the decision of the town council, it was named Mustafakemalpasa, referring to Ataturk.  Musatafakemalpasa Desert;   Known by the name of the town, this cheese desert ranks among Bursa brands and values.  It is sold as cooked or ready-to-be-cooked packages in all the markets and bazaars in Turkey.  Lala Sahin Pasha Complex;  Consisting of a mosque, madrasah, Hamam, bridge and his tomb, and built by Lala Sahin Pasha in 1378, in his own name, who was the Rumelia governor in 14th century and the complex has not survived to our present day.

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