ESKI-SAGRA, or EsKi-ZAcriA, a town of European Turkey, province of Adrianople, is pleasantly situated on the southern slope of the Balkans, 70 miles N.W. of Adrianople. The vicinity is highly cultivated, and there are some well frequented hot mineral baths. Esk i-Sagra has 13 mosques, several Christian churches, and a bazaar. Its principal manufactures are carpets, coarse cloth, and leather. In the Russo-Turkish war of 1877, while occupied l,y the Russians, it was threatened by the Turks under Suleiman Pasha, and General Gourko advancing to its riief suffered a disastrous defeat (July 31). The Russians were compelled to evacuate the town, and retire through the Lower Balkans, after which it was set on fire by the Turks, and great barbarities were perpetrated on the Christian inhabitants. The population of the town numbered about 20,000.