Kartal, Istanbul

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Kartal Municipality Emblem
Kartal Municipality Emblem
Location of Kartal in Istanbul
Location of Kartal in Istanbul
Settled6th century
 • MayorAltınok Öz (CHP)
 • GovernorHasan Bağcı
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Area code(s)0-216
Websitewww.kartal.bel.tr www.kartal.gov.tr

Kartal is a district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on the Asian side of the city. It is on the coast of the Marmara Sea between Maltepe and Pendik. Its total area is 38.54 square kilometres (14.88 sq mi).[1] It has a population of nearly 500,0000 people.[1]

Kartal behind the coast the land rises sharply up to Yakacık Hill ("the balcony of Istanbul") and Aydos, on these hills the land is fertile.[2] Kartal has a mild climate.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Kartal". Kartal Municipality. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. What is the highest point of Istanbul? Kartal 24
  3. Volkan Altay; et al., 'Urban flora and ecological characteristics of the Kartal District (Istanbul)', Scientific Research and Essay, Vol. 5(2) (18 January, 2010) p. 185