Located 96 km to the south of Bursa, Büyükorhanwas most probably a tiny village established in the16th century. It remained attached to Orhaneli until1987,when it became a district. As a settlementconsisting of three nomad groups, it was named“Orhan-I Kebir” after Orhan Bey, who conqueredthe area. During the Republican Period it was giventhe name, “Büyükorhan”.Inhabited by around 20 thousand people, Büyükorhanhas not been developed much owing to its farawaynessto Bursa. The main source of livelihood ofthe district is agriculture and animal-husbandry.