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XANTHI (Turkish Eskije)

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 881 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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XANTHI (Turkish Eskije), a town of European Turkey in the vilayet of Adrianople; situated on the right bank of the river Eskije and at the S. foot of the Rhodope Mountains, 29 M. W. of Gumuljina by the Constantinople-Salonica railway. Pop. (1905) about 14,000, of whom the bulk are Turks and Greeks in about equal proportions, and the remainder (about 4000) Armenians, Roman Catholics or Jews. There are re-mains of a medieval citadel, and on the plain to the S. the ruins of an ancient Greek town. Xanthi is built in the form of an amphitheatre and possesses several mosques, churches and monasteries, a theatre with a public garden, and a municipal garden. A preparatory school for boys and girls was founded and endowed by Mazzini. The town is chiefly notable for the famous Yenidje tobacco.
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XANTHI IS A TOWN IN GREECE ABOUT 150 KM AWAY FROM THE GREEK - TURKISCH BORDERS. TODAY ARE LIVING ABOUT 60000 PEOPLE FROM WITCH 10 PERSENT ARE MUSLEMS WITH GREEC NATIONALITY. THE NAME ESKIJIE WAS USED DURING THE OTHMAN PERIOD. SNCE 4 OCTOBER 1914 XANTHI IS INCORPORATET IN GREECE AFTER THE LIBERATION FROM THE BULGARIANS DURING THE BALKAN WAR.
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