Gebze (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈɟebze],) is a district in Kocaeli Province, Turkey. It is situated 65 km (30 mi) southeast of Istanbul, on the Gulf of Izmit, the eastern arm of the Sea of Marmara. Gebze is the largest district per population size in the province as of 2020-exceeding İzmit, the provincial capital.[3] Gebze has experienced rapid growth in recent years, from 159,116 residents in 1990 to 392.945 in 2020.

Gebze
Gebze from above
Gebze from above
Official logo of Gebze
Gebze is located in Turkey
Gebze
Gebze
Location in Turkey
Gebze is located in Marmara
Gebze
Gebze
Gebze (Marmara)
Coordinates: 40°48′N 29°26′E / 40.800°N 29.433°E / 40.800; 29.433Coordinates: 40°48′N 29°26′E / 40.800°N 29.433°E / 40.800; 29.433
Country Turkey
RegionMarmara
ProvinceKocaeli
Government
 • MayorZinnur Büyükgöz (AKP)
Area
 • District584.45 km2 (225.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
304,283
 • District
319,307
 • District density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal code
41400
Websitewww.gebze.bel.tr

GeographyEdit

The district of Gebze is located in the western portion of Kocaeli Province; with neighbors Körfez to the east; Pendik, Tuzla and Şile in Istanbul to the northwest,west and north respectively; Çayırova and Darıca to the southwest and Dilovası to the southeast.

TransportEdit

The northern terminus of Osman Gazi Bridge falls within this area; the construction — having a total length of 4 kilometers (with a 1,688-meter main span) — bridges the Sea of Marmara from Kababurun to Dilburnu. The Gebze Metro began construction in 2018 for a 2023 opening.[4] A Marmaray intercontinental commuter rail line connects Gebze to the European side of Istanbul.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Gebze is twinned with:[5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ "Kocaeli İlçeleri Nüfusu". www.nufusu.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  4. ^ "Work begins on Gebze metro". Metro Report International. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Kardeş Şehirler". gebze.bel.tr (in Turkish). Gebze. Retrieved 2020-01-17.

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