The name of the city “Eskişehir”, where the historical background is dating back to the 14th century Hittites, means “Old City” in Turkish. Along with its precious historical significance, economic and cultural aspects of Eskişehir are also has an important role in Turkey.
Eskisehir is located in the mid-western side of Anatolia. The Porsuk River which is a branch of one of the largest rivers in Turkey named Sakarya, divides the city into half. Tepebasi is located in the northern side of the river.
Eskişehir is an intersection point of railways and highways thus it has a significant importance for transportation through major cities like Ankara and Istanbul.
Eskişehir is influenced by the continental climate with very hot summers and very cold winters. The temperature difference between day and night also could be major.
The flora of Eskişehir formed by steppes and forests. There are also productive meadows.
Eskisehir is so secure and reliable city in terms of security. According to the survey which has been done in national level Eskisehir got the second place on the list of "the best cities for living in Turkey".
According to 2014 census, the population of the Eskisehir is approximately 810,000 and 320,000 of the total population is lining in Tepebasi District.
With two huge universities, named Anadolu University and Osmangazi University, and with approximetly 60,000 students, Eskisehir is also well known as a "student city". Thanks to its dynamic population, the city has a multicultural and active socio-economic structure. Every year several cultural, social, and scientific activities have been organized at the city such as; symposiums, exhibitions, dance, music, cinema and theatre festivals.
Tepebasi at a glance:
- Tepebasi district (population of 315,000) is part of Tepebasi (population of 800,000)
- Modern urban region, second biggest in Middle-Anatolia after Ankara
- Metropolitan Municipality Strategic Plan (2015)
- Sustainable Energy Action Plan, SEAP (on going)