Sites & cities that bear the name of Zela


Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 14th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Durchamit, Durmitta, Ζῆλα, Zelitis, Ζηλίτις, Zelid, Anzila, Gırgırıye, Zīleh, Zilleli, Zeyli, Silas, Σίλας

Description : Zile, anciently known as Zela (Greek: Ζῆλα) (still as Latin Catholic titular see), is a city and a district of Tokat Province, Turkey. Zile lies to the south of Amasya and the west of Tokat in north-central Turkey. The city has a long history, including as former bishopric and the site of the Battle of Zela, which prompted the phrase "Veni, vidi, vici." Today the city is a center for agricultural marketing and tourism.

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