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Vezirhan is a belde (town) in Bilecik Province, Turkey. The name of the town refers to a caravansarai in the town.
Vezirhan is a town in the central district of Bilecik Province. It is situated at 40°15′N 30°01′E, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north east of Bilecik. The population of village was 3101 as of 2013.
The town is very near to Söğüt where the Ottoman Empire was founded. But earliest reliable documents about the town are from the 17th century. According to these, the settlement was a part of Köprülü Mehmet Pasha’s (an Ottoman Grand vizier) possessions in 1661. Pasha commissioned a complex in the town (Turkish: külliye) which constituted a caravansarai, a mosque, a Turkish bath, a drinking water well and a bridge over the river. These were dedicated to travellers from İstanbul to Central Anatolia. There was also a church, a sign of Greek presence. But during the compulsory population exchange between Greece and Turkey (Turkish: mübadele) in 1920s, they left the town.
The main economic activities are agriculture and animal husbandry. But there are also some factories around the town such as paper, ceramics and moulding.