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Bolu (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Bolu - Image by Jens Pattke, 4 November 2012

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Presentation of Bolu

The municipality of Bolu (172,355 inhabitants in 2012; 131,264 in the town proper, 15,243 ha) is located in northern Turkey.

Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016

Flag of Bolu

The flag of Bolu (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediye Başkanlığı" means "Municipality Presidency".

The emblem of the municipality features the Koroghlu Monument (photo).
Koroghlu is the eponymic hero of an heroic legend prominent in the oral traditions of the Turkic peoples. In the Turkish version, the hero, Köroğlu (lit. "the son of the blind man") struggles for justice and honour against the unfair bey of Bolu. Helped by the mare Kirat, Köroğlu is a bandit-ministrel, who plays saz (a long-necked lute) and challenges his opponent with poems and songs. After the introduction of guns by merchants has transformed the struggle into endless warfare, Köroğlu eventually admits that the old, chivalric world has gone forever, gives up the fight, and disappears.
An English rendition of the Epic of Koroghlu can be read in The Art of the Turkish Tale (Vol. 1, 1990), by Barbara K. Walker.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016



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Flag of Karacasu - Image by Jens Pattke, 1 September 2013

The flag of Karacasu is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "KARACASU BELEDİYESİ" means "Karacasu Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 14 August 2013



Flag of Boluspor - Image by Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016

Boluspor (Boluspor Kulübü) was established in 1965. The club played for 20 seasons in the Top League (1970-1979, 1980-1985, 1986-1992) and has been playing in the First League since 2007.
Boluspor finished 3rd in the 1973-1974 season, qualifying for the UEFA Cup (0-1; 3-0 to Dinamo Bucarest).

The flag of Boluspor (photo, photo) is horizontally divided red-white-red (1:2:1) with the club's emblem in the middle. The fir is one of the symbols of the town of Bolu.

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016