Eskişehir is a province of Turkey and the twenty-fifth most populous city. In addition, in terms of population, it is the 4th largest province in the Central Anatolia Region after Ankara, Konya and Kayseri. With the law enacted in 1993, it became the Metropolitan Municipality. Its population is 898,369 according to the statistics of TUIK for 2021. The city, which passes through the Porsuk Stream, has the appearance of a student city because of the presence of Osmangazi University, Eskişehir Technical University and Anadolu University.
Met helva, nougat halva, poppy bun, Kalabak juice, çibörek and meerschaum is famous. Also, balaban kebab has an important place in Eskişehir cuisine. Machinable meerschaum is known as Eskişehir stone because it is mined only in Eskişehir in Turkey. Akbaş, a shepherd dog bred around Eskişehir and Sivrihisar in Turkey, is also one of the important values belonging to the city. It is a developed city in culture and art with its arts institutions and facilities. There are two symphony orchestras within Anadolu University and the metropolitan municipality. In addition, exhibitions and shows in the branches of music, theater, painting and cinema are held in the city with the International Eskişehir Festival, which is held every year.
Eskişehir has survived under different civilizations until today. Some of the civilizations founded on it are Phrygia, Byzantium, Anatolian Seljuks and Ottoman Empire.