Bursa is located in the northwest of Turkey, in the Marmara Region. The province of Bursa covers an area of 11.027 km2 and presents a multifarious vegetation and landscape including vast plains such as the plains of Orhangazi, Iznik, Inegöl, Bursa and Yenisehir, plateaus and low mountains, Uludag Mountain, the lake of Iznik and other small lakes and rivers such as Nilufer, Delicay, Goksu.

Due to the province’s temperature climate, Bursa has become an important source of fruit and vegetable for the whole country. There are many factors that have made Bursa into an important centre succeeding Istanbul, factors such as the passage through Bursa of all routes connecting the Marmara Region to the Aegean Region, the city being the centre of the country’s textile and automobile industry, the concentration of agricultural production, subsequently the development of the transport industry and the finally the historical and touristic assets of the city. The development of the textile industry in Bursa today has the sericultural tradition as a strong base. The city continues to produce silk for the Turkish and global markets today.

7 km north of Bursa, a city which has been a stage of settlement for 5000 years so in this area settled by mankind for over 5000 years. During the Ottoman Empire, the capital of empire was transferred to Bursa in 1335 and important construction work began.

There are a lot of historical and touristic places in Bursa such as Yıldırım Bayezid Mosque and Tomb, Emir Sultan Mosque and Tomb, the Yesil Mosque and Tomb, the Tomb of Osman Gazi and Orhan Gazi, the Orhan Mosque, the Muradiye Mosque Complex, the Grand Bazaar, the Koza Han (The Cocoon Inn), the Ipek Han (The Silk Inn), the Karagoz Monumental Grave, etc. Moreover, Bursa has thermal baths (thermal springs) in different region of Bursa.

The greatest han (inn) in Bursa was the centre of the silk trade, Koza Han (Cocoon Inn). The most important producer of silky materials during the Ottoman period, Bursa became a raw material seller after the 18th century.
The plane tree of Inkaya, stands in the village of Inkaya, on the road of Uludag Mountain. The tree is thought to be 600 years old. With its splendid foliage, the plane grants cool shadow and peaceful moments to visitors from all over Turkey and the world.

Uludag, known in the Antiquity as Mount Olympos Mysios, has 2.543 meters of height. Uludag is the highest mountain in the Western Anotolia. Uludag was declared a national park due to the extraordinary natural structure of the mountain and its rich flora and fauna. At the same time, Uludag is Turkey’s most important ski and winter sports centre.

Bursa has 2.5 million inhabitants. Bursa has twice the income per capita than Turkey’s average. From the export point of view, Bursa provides an important contribution to our country’s economy. According to 2007 data of the Uludag Exporters Union, Bursa’s export comprises 20.7% of Turkey’s total export. The automotive sector is in a locomotive position in Bursa’s export. The textile follows the automotive sector.

In the city of Bursa, over 200 companies located in Bursa Organized Industrial Region, Nilufer Organized Industrial Region, Kestel Industrial Region, Çalı Industrial Region, Demirtas Industrial Region and Inegol Industrial Region.