Bilecik is the provincial capital of Turkey's Bilecik Province. The population of the town is 62,320 (as of 2010).The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.
30 kilometers southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.Bilecik has has a mediterranean climate near the borderline of the continental climate with cold and often snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures usually exceeding 30°C in the height of summer, they are also the driest months. Winters are cold and it frequently snows a lot between the months of December and March.