Canakkale is a city and seaport in Turkey, in Canakkale Province, on the southern coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point. The population of the town is 186,116. The present chairman is Ulgur Gokhan. Canakkale is the completing point each year for a sorted out swim over the Hellespont from Eceabat. This occasion copies the swim in 1810 by Lord Byron, who was himself copying the unbelievable swim by Leander in the narrative of Hero and Leander. The city is the closest real town to the site of old Troy. The "wooden steed" from the 2004 film Troy is displayed on the seafront. Canakkale is the name for a site prior known as Kale-I-Sultaniye, which was embraced as the official term for the town in 1890, however current a century sooner. Canakkale was an Ottoman stronghold called Kale-I Sultaniye or Sultaniye kalesi.
From the late 17th century it additionally ended up known for its fine-coated stoneware, Canakkale pottery, contrasted by one voyager with Delftware henceforth the later name Canak kalesi 'pot post'. The principal occupants of the zone, which facilitated numerous developments, lived on the Biga Peninsula in the Last Chalcolithic Age c. 6000 years back. In any case, next to none is thought about the personality and way of life of these early pilgrims. As indicated by a few unearthings and research, the most punctual settlements in the district were set up at Kumtepe. It is assumed that Kumkale was built up in 4000 BC and Troy between 3500– 3000 BC.