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'''Koutali''' (Turkish ''Ekinlik'') is an island on the [[Sea of Marmara]] (Propontis).
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'''Koutali''' (Turkish ''Ekinlik'') is an island on the [[Sea of Marmara]] (Propontis) off the coast of [[Asia Minor]].
  
 
Originally (7th Century BC) Koutali and the surrounding islands were colonised by settlers from [[Miletus]]. In [[Byzantine Empire|Byzantine]] times the islands were known for the white marble they produced which was used in many churches built at that time.
 
Originally (7th Century BC) Koutali and the surrounding islands were colonised by settlers from [[Miletus]]. In [[Byzantine Empire|Byzantine]] times the islands were known for the white marble they produced which was used in many churches built at that time.
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Prior to [[1922]], the island was inhabited by 2,000 Greeks. After the [[Asia Minor Disaster]] and the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, many were resettled on the island of [[Lemnos]] where they established the town of [[Nea Koutali]].
 
Prior to [[1922]], the island was inhabited by 2,000 Greeks. After the [[Asia Minor Disaster]] and the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, many were resettled on the island of [[Lemnos]] where they established the town of [[Nea Koutali]].
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Latest revision as of 15:41, March 8, 2009

Koutali (Turkish Ekinlik) is an island on the Sea of Marmara (Propontis) off the coast of Asia Minor.

Originally (7th Century BC) Koutali and the surrounding islands were colonised by settlers from Miletus. In Byzantine times the islands were known for the white marble they produced which was used in many churches built at that time.

Patriarch Athemius VI was born in Koutali as was 19th Century legendary strongman Panagis Koutalianos.

Prior to 1922, the island was inhabited by 2,000 Greeks. After the Asia Minor Disaster and the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, many were resettled on the island of Lemnos where they established the town of Nea Koutali.