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Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Camii
Basic information
Location Edirne, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944Coordinates: 41°40′41″N 26°33′34″E / 41.67806°N 26.55944°E / 41.67806; 26.55944
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Heritage designation 2011
Architectural description
Architect(s) Mimar Sinan
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Groundbreaking 1568
Completed 1574
Height (max) 43 m (141 ft)
Dome dia. (inner) 31.25 m (102.5 ft)
Minaret(s) 4
Minaret height 83 m (272 ft)
Materials cut stone, marble
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name: Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex
Type: Cultural
Criteria: i, iv
Designated: 2011 (35th session)
Reference #: 1366
State Party:  Turkey
Region: Europe and North America

The Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Selimiye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is in Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.

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