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Flag of Zile, current and former versions - Images by Jens Pattke, 3 March 2013
The municipality of Zile (61,765 inhabitants in 2012, 34,442 in the town proper; 15,607 ha) is the westernmost municipality of Tokat Province.
Ivan Sache, 16 March 2016
The flag of Zile (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. The former flag of Zile (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features Zile castle (photo).
Zile castle is the place where Roman Emperor Julius Caesar spoke his famous words veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) to notify the Roman Senate about his bloody victory against King Pharnaces of Pontus. However, the famous castle is now facing erosion and destruction. Stones are rolling off the castle walls down towards houses built on the mountainside, making residents around the castle nervous.
[Daily Sabah, 22 July 2015]
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 16 March 2016