See also:Asia Minor which includes
See also:Paphlagonia and parts of
See also:Pontus and
See also:Galatia . It is divided into four sanjaks—Kastamuni, Boli,
See also:Changra and Sinope—is
See also:rich in
See also:wealth, and has many mineral springs and extensive forests, the
See also:timber being used for
See also:charcoal and
See also:building and the bark for tanning . The products are chiefly cereals, fruits, opium,
See also:tobacco, wool, ordinary
See also:goat-hair and
See also:mohair, in which there is a large
See also:trade . There are
See also:coal-mines at and near Eregli (anc . Heracleia) which yield steam coal nearly as
See also:good in quality as the
See also:English, but they are badly worked . Its population comprises about 993,000 Moslems and 27,000 Christians . (2) The capital of the vilayet, the
See also:ancient Castamon, altitude 2500 ft., situated in the narrow valley of the Geuk Irmak (Amnias), and connected by a
See also:carriage road, 54 m., with its
See also:Ineboli on the Black
See also:Sea . The
See also:town is noted for its copper utensils, but the famous copper mines about 36 m . N., worked from ancient times to the 19th century, are now abandoned . There are over 30 mosques in the town, a
See also:dervish monastery, and numerous theological colleges (medresses) , and the Moslem inhabitants have a reputation for bigotry . The
See also:climate though subject to extremes of
See also:heat and
See also:cold is healthy; in winter the roads are often closed by
See also:snow .
The population of r6,000 includes about 2500 Christians . Castamon became an importantcity in later
See also:Byzantine times . It
See also:lay on the
See also:northern trunk-road to the
See also:Euphrates and was built
See also:round a strong fortress whose ruins
See also:crown the rocky
See also:hill west of the town . It was taken by the Danishmand Amirs of Sivas early in the 12th century, and passed to the
See also:Turks in 1393 . (J . G . C .
KASTORIA (Turkish Kesrie)
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