Region: District of Çanakkale province
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Tenedos, officially named as Bozcaada is a small island in the Aegean Sea, part of the Bozcaada district of Çanakkale province in Turkey. The main industries are fishing and tourism. The island has been famous for its grapes, wines and red poppies for centuries. The population is mostly Turkish but there are still about 30 ethnic Greeks on the island. Bozcaada is roughly triangular shaped. Its area is 39 km2 (15 sq mi). It is surrounded by small islets. It is situated close to the entrance of Dardanelles.
Bozcaada is the only rural district (ilçe) of Turkey without any villages. It has only one major settlement, Bozcaada town center.
One well known islander born in the modern times is 19th century Ottoman Naval Minister Bozcaadalı Hasan Hüsnü Pasha, who founded the Naval Museum of Istanbul, built a library and a mosque and a hammam for women in that city.