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Where is Gallipoli
Where is Gallipoli?
Gallipoli is located in the western part of Turkey, near the Dardanelles Strait about 280kms south-west of Istanbul.
Asking yourself the question of just where Gallipoli is, and understanding the location of Gallipoli is crucial to appreciating the regions significance.
The site's strategic location played a significant role in its historical importance, Turkey's emergence as a nation, and the outcome of the Great War.
In addition, visiting Gallipoli allows visitors to gain an almost ethereal experience based on the history of what occurred here in the early 1900s
Geographical Location of Gallipoli
Gallipoli is actually a peninsula of land in the European side of Turkey which is bordered by the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles Strait to the east.
Covering an area of over 80,000 acres the region here has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers.
Because of the events of the Allied campaign here (that prominently featured the ANZACS) and because of the many Turkish and Allied lives that were lost here, Gallipoli is basically one huge graveyard. A place of spectacular natural beauty Gallipoli has been maintained as a National Park since 1973.
Gallipoli Location Historical Significance
Gallipoli holds great historical significance due to its strategic importance during World War I.
The Ottoman Empire had control of the Dardanelles Strait, and the Allies sought to gain control of it to open up a supply line to Russia.
The Gallipoli Campaign, which lasted from 1915 to 1916, saw heavy fighting between the Allies and Ottoman forces here.
The campaign resulted in a stalemate and significant loss of life on both sides, but it helped shape the outcome of the war and eventually Turkey as a nation.
Gallipoli is now a site of remembrance and commemoration for those who lost their lives during the battle.
Gallipoli Longitude and Latitude Coordinates
Gallipoli can be found at latitude 40.3589 N and longitude 26.4189 E. It is situated on the smaller European part of Turkey, right near the border with Greece.
Nearby Landmarks to Gallipoli for Reference
The city of Canakkale is located just across the Dardanelle Straights to the east of Gallipoli, while the City of Istanbul is about 280 kilometres to the northeast.
There is only one major towns on the Gallipoli peninsula, that being Eceabat. But smaller hamlets of Gallipoli include Kumköy, Alcitepe, Seddülbahir, Bayirköy and actually the town of Gelibolu itself (Gelibolu in English is Gallipoli).
Landmarks in the area include the Kabatepe Museum. Lone Pine, the Helles Memorial and Conkbayiri (known in English as Chunuk Bair).
Location Map of Gallipoli
This is the are location in the centre of the Gallipoli Peninsula - just use the "plus" and "minus" tabs to scroll in or out in order to get a better scope of where Gallipoli is.
Isn't Gallipoli In Italy?
Well actually there is a place on the Ionian coast of Puglia's Salento peninsula also called Gallipoli, but of course this is not the place that we're referring to in any of our information on this website.
Where Is Gallipoli? Answered!
Well, there you have it, now you know where Gallipoli is, the only question that remains is when are you going to visit?
Gallipoli a massively popular destination for antipodean tourists in April each year where the major war memorial commemorations of ANZAC Day are held at North Beach near ANZAC Cove on April 25th with dawn service commencing at 5am.
Cheers and thanks for reading.Posted: 06 March 2023 03:22:21 GMT by Shane
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