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02Oct08 - At Sea, Dardanelles

Chanakkale , 1990 pop. 53,887, capital of ?anakkale prov., NW Turkey, on the Asian shore of the Dardanelles. It is famous for its fine pottery and has an important fish-canning industry. The city has long been fortified and has a 15th-century fort. In World War I the city and fort were bombarded (1915) during the Gallipoli campaign. Near ?anakkale are the mouth of the historic Aegospotamos River and the ruins of the ancient towns of Abydos and Sestos. The Columbia Encyclopedia.

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