INFORMATION ABOUT SUSURLUK
In our article, in which we give information about Susurluk, one of Balıkesir’s famous for its toast and buttermilk and one of the most important inter-city roads of our country, we will obtain information about the history of Susurluk district and the meaning and origin of its name; Where is Susurluk? How to go? will find answers to your questions; You will learn about its population, economy and places to visit.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SUSURLUK DISTRICT
Throughout its thousands of years of history, Susurluk has been under the domination of Mizians, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Romans and Byzantines respectively. After the Malazgirt Victory, after the gates of Anatolia were opened to the Turks, it was ruled by the Seljuks.
After the Seljuks, it remained under the Karesi Principality for a while. At that time, while it was an empty forest and swamp area belonging to the Ine Bey Foundation, one of the Beys of Karesi, the grandchildren of İne Bey managed this place as a farm.
Then, in the very early periods of the Ottoman Empire, during the reign of Orhan Gazi, the raiders named Hacı Hatip Oğulları who came from Karaman in 1634 settled in Susurluk, which was under Ottoman rule.
Susurluk was built in 1892. The Greeks, who invaded the region with the support of weapons and mentorship of the British, had to leave Susurluk on 5 September 1922, this day is celebrated as the day of liberation from the enemy occupation. Susurluk became a district in 1926.
WHERE IS THE SILENCE?
Located in a very important position on the Bursa-Balıkesir-İzmir road, the district has Manyas in the northwest, Karesi in the central districts of Balıkesir in the west, Kepsut in the south and Bursa’s Mustafakemalpaşa in the east.
HOW TO GET TO SUSURLUK?
Istanbul, Izmir, Balıkesir and Bandırma are in a very convenient location in terms of road transportation due to its location on the highway. 44 km from the center of Balıkesir. There are regular bus services from the center of Balıkesir to the district, which is at a distance.
Bursa airport, which is the closest civil airport for those who want to come by air, is approximately 108 km. at a distance. You can also choose the train route. Izmir-Bandırma railway passes through Susurluk.
WHAT DOES SILENCE MEAN? WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM?
The district has been named with various names by different civilizations throughout the history. It is stated that the origin of its current name comes from the word “Susığırlık”. While the place where Susurluk is located is a forested and very wet and swampy empty area belonging to one of Karesi Bey, İne Bey’s grandchildren managed this place as a farm under the name of “Susığırlık”. According to a rumor; Due to the abundance of waters and the presence of cattle herds, it was called “Susığırlık”, and later this name turned into “Susurluk”.
HOW MUCH IS SUSURLUK’S POPULATION
The population of Susurluk, which is one of the districts of Balıkesir that can be regarded as middle class, has been determined as 39.411 people by the end of 2021. 49.46% of this population consists of men and 50.54% of them are women.
Susurluk Sugar Factory is one of the important industrial establishments of the district in terms of economy of the district. There are also sunflower oil, cheese factory, frozen food factory, tomato paste canning factories belonging to the private sector.
In addition, wood tables and chairs and furniture workshops bring the district to the fore.
Since Susurluk has a rough terrain in general, stockbreeding has developed in the district and the economy of the district is largely based on small and bovine livestock. Since it is located on Balıkesir-Bursa and Istanbul-Bandırma-Balıkesir roads, many factories operate in the district.
Sugar factory, sunflower factory, cheese factory, tomato paste canning factory and frozen food factory are among the establishments in the district. Places that manufacture wooden products such as tables, chairs and wooden furniture are also common.
Since the district is on the Bursa-İzmir highway, there are many recreational facilities. These facilities and accompanying factory outlets contribute significantly to Susurluk’s economy and employment. In addition, health tourism is carried out with 2 hot springs in the district.
PLACES TO VISIT IN SUSURLUK
Due to Turkey’s important on a road route to one of the largest shopping centers in the district, which houses available in spas and recreation areas with historic structures. You can find detailed information in our article on places to visit in Susurluk. In addition to these, you can check our articles in Balıkesir, Manyas, Kepsut, Balıkesir Merkez, Gönen, Bandırma and Erdek for places to visit and see near Susurluk.