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Ala Shehr

Ala-Shehr, a city in the pashalic of Anatolia, Asiatic Turkey, 77 miles E. of Smyrna. It is on the site of Philadelphia, one of the Seven Churches of Asia, and until 1390 it offered a stubborn resistance to the Turks. A Greek archbishop is established there.