Tekirdaг ( tour. Tekirdağ , Raidest, Greek Ραιδεστός , Bulgarian. Rodosto ) is a city in northwestern Turkey , the administrative center ( central district , Merkezi ) of Tekirdag silt. Located in the European part of Turkey. The population in 2000 was 108,000. In 2016, the city's population was 176.848 people  .
|History and Geography|
|Center height||10 m|
|Timezone||UTC + 2 , in summer UTC + 3|
|Population||137,962 people ( 2008 )|
|Telephone code||+90 282|
in the silt of Tekirdag
Tekirdag has a number of historical names: Rodosto (Ρωδόστο) or Radestus (Ραιδεστός) ; in the Byzantine era, the city was called Byzantium (Βισάνθη) ; in Ottoman times it was called Tekfur Dag , from this name the real name was formed.
The history of the city begins in 4000 BC. e. It is believed that the ancient city of Rodosto was founded by the inhabitants of Samos . In Anabasis of Xenophon, the city is referred to as the center of the kingdom of Tars, led by Prince Ceutes.
In 813, an important battle of Bulgaria with the Byzantine Empire took place at Rodosto, and in 1206 with the Latin Empire.
In 1360, the city was captured by the Ottoman Turks, and after a while it was included in the Edirne province.
According to the terms of the peace treaty of Turkey and the countries of the Balkan Union after the First Balkan War, Tekirdag was included in Bulgaria. A few months later the city was again transferred to Turkey.
Since 1918, at the end of the First World War, the city was under the control of the Greek army and, according to the Sevres Peace, was incorporated into Greece.
However, after the Lausanne Accords of 1923, Greece was forced to leave the city in favor of the Republic of Turkey.
In 1912, the following people lived in the city and the region:
Greeks - 26,020 people
Turks - 20,775 people
Armenians - 13,000 people
Jews - 2,500 
- Cities of Turkey
- Administrative division of Turkey
- East Thrace
- Tekirdağ merkez nüfusu
- George Sotiriadis, An Ethnological Map Illustrating Hellenism in the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor, 1918