Ä°zmir Province

Izmir is located on the Aegean coast province of Turkey. Their capital city is Izmir.

The province has 3,661,930 inhabitants (as of 2012) in an area of ​​12,012 km ². It is bordered on the north by the province of Balıkesir, Manisa on the east, and Aydın on the south. The license plate has the number 35

The population density is 283 inhabitants / km ². Until the Great Fire of taking Izmir in 1922, the region had a majority Christian and Jewish population (see also Turkification geographic names and Turkification ).


The province is divided into 30 counties:

  • Kınık
  • Kiraz
  • Ödemiş
  • Tire

21 counties are also districts of the city municipality ( Büyükşehir Belediyesi ) Izmir:

  • Aliağa
  • Balçova
  • Bayındır
  • Bayraklı
  • Bornova
  • Buca
  • Çiğli
  • Foça
  • Gaziemir
  • Güzelbahçe
  • Karabağlar
  • Karşıyaka
  • Kemalpaşa
  • Konak
  • Menderes
  • Menemen
  • Narlıdere
  • Seferihisar
  • Selçuk
  • Torbalı
  • Urla


The Izmir province is part of the Aegean region of Turkey. The largest rivers are the Gediz, Menderes, the small and the Bakırçay. The Gediz flows near Foça into the sea. Previously it flowed west of Karşıyaka in the Gulf of Izmir. However, through the alluvial material, the mitführte the river, threatened access to the city's harbor to silt up. It was therefore diverted the end of the 19th century, the Gediz, so that he can drain directly into the Aegean Sea.