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Gelibolu(gĕlē`bōlo͞o'), city (1990 pop. 18,670), W Turkey, a port at the east end of the DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
..... Click the link for more information. , near the neck of the Gallipoli PeninsulaGallipoli Peninsula,
Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. The port of Gallipoli gives it its name.
..... Click the link for more information. . It has long been a strategic point in the defense of İstanbul (Constantinople) and has numerous historic remains. It was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1354.
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(from Greek Kallipolis), the name used in historical and other literature for the city of Gelibolu in Turkey.
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poorly conceived and conducted battle ending in British disaster (1915). [Br. Hist.: Fuller, III, 240–261]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign in 1915
2. a port in NW Turkey, at the entrance to the Sea of Marmara: historically important for its strategic position. Pop.: 16 751 (latest est.)
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