Akhisar; city center

Akhisar (pronounced: ah-kee-sahr, or mair formally, ahk-hee-sahr) is a coonty destrict an its toun center in Manisa Province in the Aegean region o Wastren Turkey. Akhisar is an aa the auncient ceety o Thyatira or Thyateira.

Wi archaeological findins that are provin settlements goin back tae 3000 BC, Akhisar haes been a busy trade center wi its strategic location at the intersection o important roads durin ancient an medieval ages. It wis ane o the ceeties whaur money wis first uised. Akhisar an aa hostit ane o the Seiven Kirks o Revelation (Thyateira, Thyatira). The name o the ceety is mentioned in the Bible. Akhisar maintained its importance as a regional trade center durin 600 years o Ottoman Empire.

Today's Akhisar is still the trade an business center in its region. Akhisar's name is internaitionally recawed wi tobacco. The fertile Akhisar Plain produces aboot 10% o tot Turkish tobacco production. Akhisar's hie-quality olives an olive ile are an aa globally kent.

Coordinates: 38°55′00″N 27°50′00″E / 38.9167°N 27.8333°E / 38.9167; 27.8333