Population of Pinarhisar is 11.021 according to 2012 Population Census. It locates on old İstanbul Road and 30 km away from Kirklareli.
Pinarhisar has a history that begins ancient times. It was famous with its cold and hot spring waters in those times. Pınarhisar was established by “Semendirek Tekfur” (Tekfur means Byzantines Feudal Landlord in english) in East-Roman Empire lands in 425 a.d. It was called as “VİRİSİS” , which means spring water in latin.
Pinarhisar, which was taken from Byzantines by I. Murat in 1368, was one of the directly affected places from 1877-78 Ottoman-Russian War and 1912-13 Balkan Wars.
There are city wall ruins and a castle from Byzantine Era, Two Ottoman Mosques that restored in republic period, tumulus and civil architecture samples in Pinarhisar, which has a Border with Kaynarca, Erenler, Tozakli and Atakoy.
Reference : Folklore Researcher Zekeriya KURTULMUŞ Kirklareli Culture and Tourism Directorate
Translation : Tourism Researcher Arda CELIKMADEN Kirklareli Culture and Tourism Directorate