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Izbarta

IZBARTA, or SPARTA [anc. Boris], the chief town of the Hamid-abad sanjak of the Konia vilayet, in Asia Minor, well situated on the edge of a fertile plain at the foot of Aghlasun Dagh. It was once the capital of the Emirate of Hamid. It suffered severely from the earthquake of the 16th- 17th of January 1 889 It is a prosperous place with an enlightened Greek element in its population (hence the numerous families called " Spartali " in Levantine towns); a'nd it is, in fact, the chief inland colony of Hellenism in Anatolia. Pop. 20,000 (Moslems 13,000, Christians 7000). The new Aidin railway extends from Dineir to Izbarta via Buldur.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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