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Dimotika
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(türk. Dīmetoḳa), the ancient ΔιδυμοτεῖχοΣ, a town in Rūmilī, in the province and sand̲j̲aḳ of Adrianople, 26 miles south of the latter town, near the confluence of the Ḳizil-Deli-Cāi and the Maritza; it is the capital of a ḳaẓā and a station on the Dede-Ag̲h̲ač railway. The population is 8707, mainly Muḥammadans. It has an ancient fortress now in ruins, seven large mosques and a reservoir which has now been converted into a prison. It was taken in 763 (1362) by Murād I. who built a palace there.…

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Huart, Cl., “Dimotika”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1924>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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