Kanji: 瓦. Radical: 瓦. Number of strokes: 5. Meaning: “ tile”. Pronunciation: ガ、かわらga, kawara - (new list: 2010).

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque – A mosque located in Istanbul next to the Hagia Sophia. It was erected between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I – Its surname comes from its hand-painted blue tiles – It is known for its five main and eight secondary domes, six minarets.

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