From ancient Greeks in 202 BC to being a part of the Roman Empire in 74 BC, Bursa is where Roman treasure of silver articles were found in the early 20th Century that are now on display in the British Museum. In 1326 it became the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire and today Bursa is known for its historical sites, its stunning mosques such as the 14th century "Ulu Cami" (Great Mosque) with 20 domes and its many lush green parks and trees. Snuggled into the feet of a dramatic mountain, Mount Uludag near the Sea of Marmara, Bursa is a large industrialized metropolitan area and the administrative hub of the province of the same name. The 4th most populated city in Turkey with 1,854,285 inhabitants, its surrounding region is cloaked in dense forests, whilst the city boasts hot springs and thermal baths for you to wallow in. You can meander around bustling bazaars, poke your nose into a museum on the way to a coworking venue or head to one of its stunning beaches during a work break.
Bursa's locals claim to have one of the highest overall levels of education in Turkey and it's home to the Uludag University. Practically on a par with Istanbul that is maturing into a global enclave for entrepreneurship, Bursa's startup ecosystem has become a vibrant hub of coworking spaces, angel investors, dynamic tech savvy communities and venture capital firms. Turkey offers an affordable cost of living with a low tax rate when compared to its neighbouring countries. A vast talent pool of innovative souls are being spawned by its universities and the country's laws treat international investors as "locals" where rights and liabilities are concerned.
Bursa is the city where candied marron glace chestnuts and its famous Turkish Delight are scoffed in many a coworking venue putting a big grin on its industrious souls.
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