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Akhisar(äk'həsär`), city (1990 pop. 74,002), W Turkey. It is in a region where tobacco, cotton, and grapes are grown. The city is noted for its rugs. It is the biblical ThyatiraThyatira
, ancient city of Lydia, now Akhisar, Turkey. It was one of the Seven Churches in Asia and was known for its purple dye (Acts 16.14).
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city in western Turkey. The population was 47,400 in 1965. Akhisar is a railroad station and highway junction. Industry consists of the mining of manganese ore and trade in tobacco, cotton, olives, and other agricultural products.
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