Beylikdüzü

Beylikdüzü

District

Location of Beylikdüzü in Istanbul

Beylikdüzü

Location of Beylikdüzü in Istanbul

Coordinates: 40°58′00″N 28°42′40″E / 40.96667°N 28.71111°E / 40.96667; 28.71111Coordinates: 40°58′00″N 28°42′40″E / 40.96667°N 28.71111°E / 40.96667; 28.71111

Country
Turkey

Province
Istanbul Province

Government

 • Mayor
Ekrem İmamoğlu (CHP)

 • Governor
Yusuf Odabaş

Population (2012)[1]

 • District
229,115

Time zone
EET (UTC+2)

 • Summer (DST)
EEST (UTC+3)

Area code(s)
0-212

Website
www.beylikduzu.bel.tr www.beylikduzu.gov.tr

Contents

1 Location
2 History

2.1 Recent History

3 General
4 Neighbourhoods (“Mahalle” in Turkish)
5 Climate
6 Transportation

6.1 Public Buses to/from Beylikdüzü ;
6.2 Double-Decker Express Public Busses to/from Beylikdüzü;
6.3 Metrobus Lines to/from Beylikdüzü;
6.4 Other Public Buses Passing Along Beylikdüzü Highway;
6.5 Minibuses

7 Gallery
8 References

Location[edit]
Beylikdüzü is a district in the European suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey, located north of the Sea of Marmara, south of Esenyurt, east of Büyükçekmece, and west of Avcılar.
History[edit]

Beylikdüzü Seashore.

It is assumed that Beylikdüzü was first settled by Greeks from Byzantion in the second century AD as a farming village. It later became a popular resort for residents of Constantiople in the Byzantine Empire, a status that continued after the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire. The region was referred to as “Garden” in the later Ottoman period, and following the foundation of the Turkish Republic was called “Kavaklı,” after the large number of poplar trees, a name which was used until 2003. The modern name means “Plains of the Beylik.”
Recent History[edit]
Beylikdüzü is populated especially after the 1999 Great Marmara Earthquake by the people from older districts of Istanbul who preferred to move to newly constructed buildings in Beylikdüzü because of their fear for safety of the old buildings. When the Metrobus (rapid bus system) is extended from Avcılar to Beylikdüzü in 2012, Beylikdüzü is affected by the second wave of migration. With the advance of Metrobüs the perception of “distance” has changed and places which seemed far away before became closer, so many moved to Beylikdüzü. Since the population of Beylikdüzü consists mostly of migrants from other d
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