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Bafra (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Bafra - Image by Jens Pattke, 3 March 2013

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Flag of Bafra

The flag of Bafra (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem, which features tobacco leaves and the Çetinkaya Bridge. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

The tobacco leaves recall that Bafra was once the most important center of tobacco cultivation in Turkey.
Bafra is indeed the namesake of a tobacco cultivar, described in 1922 by Carl Avery Werner (Tobaccoland), as follows: "Bafra tobacco is particularly famous for its exquisite taste and aromatic quality. Most of it is stemless. It is rather a darkish-red in color, and the leaves are tongue-shaped."
Bafra is an old Turkish-type tobacco used historically as a pipe and cigarette blending tobacco variety.
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Tomislav Šipek & , 7 November 2017

Bafra Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Flag of Bafra Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Image by Ivan Sache, 7 November 2017

The Bafra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (website) was established in 1903, in order to respond to the boom which had occurred since native and foreign merchants came to the district frequently and exported tobacco.

The flag of the Bafra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2017