The Marmara Region, which is the most economically, socially and culturally developed region of Turkey, is the main factor in its structure that connects Asia and Europe and its location in the transition zone, having different characteristics in every sense. Balıkesir, one of the most special cities of the Marmara Region, has melted the cultural characteristics of the region into its pot.
Balıkesir Province has a rich culinary culture due to its geographical conditions and hosting various ethnic groups in its geography. Each ethnic group has a unique cuisine culture as well as interactions over time.
Our homes are the only places in which we spend most of our life, find our comfort and peace, share our bitter and sweet memories and many beauties. In addition, these structures, which show the lives and financial situations of their owners to some extent; At the same time, it is a kind of witness and a mirror of the stages our city has gone through in the historical process, with its architectural features and the traces they carry.
Various festivals and festivals are held throughout the year in the center of Balıkesir and generally in all its districts. The days of liberation from enemy occupation are in September and are celebrated on different dates according to the districts.
There are 22 libraries throughout the province of Balıkesir. The number of people benefiting from public libraries per thousand people was 324 in 2014.