Kartal, Istanbul

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Kartal
district
Kartal Municipality Emblem
Kartal Municipality Emblem
Location of Kartal in Istanbul
Location of Kartal in Istanbul
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Settled6th century
Government
 • 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. Kartal has a mild climate.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Kartal". Kartal Municipality. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. 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