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Flag of Kestel - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2017
The municipality of Kestel (48,490 inhabitants in 2012, 38,716 in he town proper; 43,100 ha) is located 10 km of Bursa.
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2016
The flag of Kestel (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality"; "kuruluş" means "established". The former flag of Kestel (photo) was white with a very simmilar emblem.
The emblem of the municipality features the local fortress (photo).
Situated 12 km east of Bursa, Kestel was the governorship center during the Byzantine period. The fortress in the district was the border fortress of the Eastern Roman Empire and due to this it was named Kastel (castel) which means "a little castle" in Latin and in 1306, after the Dimboz Battle, with the Ottomans conquering it, its name became Kestel.
[European Walled Towns website]
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 32 October 2017