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  AllRefer.com - Izmir (Turkey Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
1,762,849), capital of Izmir prov., W Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir, an arm of the Aegean Sea.
Izmir fell to the Turks in Sept., 1922, and a few days later was destroyed by fire.
Thus the population of Izmir became predominately Turkish.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/I/Izmir.html   (539 words)

 Izmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Izmir (Turkish spelling İzmir, contraction of its original Greek name Smyrna, Σμυρνη;), the second-largest port (after İstanbul) and the third most populous city (2,409,000 in 2000) of Turkey is located on the Aegean Sea near the.
It is the capital of the Izmir Province.
In the first millennium BC Izmir, then known as Smyrna, ranked as one of the most important cities of the Ionian Federation.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Izmir   (851 words)

 The Jewish Community of Izmir
Izmir (historically Smyrna) is the principal seaport of Western Anatolia on the coast of the Aegean Sea and provincial capital of the Turkish Vilayet (province) of Aidin, the third largest city in the Republic of Turkey.
The development of the Jewish community of Izmir started in the early 17th century corresponding with the increased economic status of the city as a major transit seaport, especially for the commerce with Anatolia and the countries beyond the eastern border of the Ottoman Empire.
Izmir was the birthplace of Shabbetai Zvi (1626-1676), the false messiah who received the support of large sections of the Jewish people all over the Diaspora.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/Izmir.asp   (4018 words)

 İzmir Photo Album 2003
Izmir's original name Smyrna comes from the godess Myrina, a deity worshipped before the Aeolians built their first settlement in the 10th century BC.
Izmir's history of war and destruction began early when the Aeolians were conquered by the Ionians who at their turn were overcome by the Lydians.
Izmir's large bazaar with its maze of alley-way streets is very colourful and it's a great place to just stroll around and get lost.
www.anatolia.luwo.be /Izmir.htm   (389 words)

Izmir is located in the Aegean province, which, of all the seven geographical regions of Turkey, enjoys the finest climate.
This settlement was known as Smurna, written as Smyrna in ancient Greek.In the 11th century B.C. the coastal city of Smyrna was inhabited by Ionians and Aeolians.
At the beginning of the 20th century Izmir was a centre of commerce and entertainment rivaling Istanbul and Salonica in the hierarchy of Ottoman cities and famous for its raisins and seedless grapes, its almonds, its horsedrawn phaetons, its spring festival, its "gold drop'' Eau de Cologne and nargiles or water-pipes.
www.turizm.net /cities/izmir   (832 words)

 Izmir: A Special Glossary for a Special City
Izmir is the pearl of the Aegean, a fascinating city whose history begins in the mists of legend.
Izmir was oriinally a settlement of the Aeolians, who were conteporaries of the first Trojans, and dates back to the third miilenium BC.
The c ity was subsequently occupied by the Ionians, and the Lydian King Alyattes conquered the region in 600 BC, razing Izmir's temples and houses.
www.armory.com /~turkiye/turkey/ege/izmir/izmir.html   (2003 words)

 Izmir, Turkey-Adiyamanli.org
The road between Izmir and Cesme is dotted with lovely little fishing villages such as Mordogan which takes its name from the particular purple color of the sunrise at that spot and Karaburun an unspoiled village nestled between the mountains and picturesque bays Balikliova.
Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey and its port is second only to Istanbul.
The Saint Polycarp Church is the oldest church in Izmir and symblozes the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse.
www.adiyamanli.org /izmir.html   (2967 words)

 Travel Guide To Turkey, Travel, turkey, GUIDE MARTINE,Turkey, Guide, Guide Martine, istanbul, Martine, turkey photos, ...
Izmir, which is located at the far end of the long and narrow Gulf of Izmir, is the third largest city and the second largest harbour in Turkey.
Known as “The Pearl of the Aegean", Izmir is a lively and pleasant modern city rising in tiers on the slopes of the surrounding mountains.
In the area of Izmir and particularly west to the city in the Çeþme Peninsula, there are numerous holiday resorts with blue flagged beaches which attract lots of tourists.
www.guide-martine.com /aegean2.asp   (3030 words)

City in western Turkey with 2.2 million inhabitants (2004 estimate), situated on the sea, at Gulf of Izmir which is connected to the Aegean Sea.
Izmir is one of the most important commercial and industrial centres of Turkey, producing dyes, soaps, textiles, foodstuffs, tobacco, cement and cotton and woolen textiles.
Izmir is also the site of the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's command for land forces in southeastern Europe.
i-cias.com /e.o/izmir.htm   (433 words)

 Turkish Embassy.org - Republic of Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An 18th century Ottoman inn, the Kizlaragasi Han, a fine example of the architecture of the period, is being restored to its former glory.
Other mosques in Izmir are Salepçioglu (20th century), Sadirvan (17th century with 19th-century restorations) and Kemeralti (17th century); all are situated close to the Kemeralti Quarter.
The Izmir Cultural Center hosts performances of opera, ballet and musical concerts, and the city is home to the Aegean Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a thriving theatrical scene.
www.turkishembassy.org /traveltourism/regionsaegean.htm   (8025 words)

 FOCUS on TURKEY - Izmir : The birth place of Homer
IZMIR - BIRTH PLACE OF nown in Turkish as "Beautiful Izmir", the city lies at the head of a long and narrow gulf furrowed by ships and yachts.
The climate is mild and in the summer the constant and refreshing sea breezes temper the sun's heat.
Izmir's Roman period, from the first century B.C., gave birth to its second great era.
www.focusmm.com /izr_02.htm   (304 words)

Izmir is located on Turkey's west coast along the Aegean Sea, 150 miles south of the Dardanelles, the strait that divides Europe and Asia.
Izmir is situated at the east end of Izmir Bay.
The entrance to Izmir Inlet is situated on the Aegean Sea coast approximately 85 nmi south of the southern entrance to the Dardanelles.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/izmir.htm   (2241 words)

 elktown: Izmir
Izmir is Turkey's third-largest city, tucked into the hills against the Aegean sea on the country's west coast.
Izmir is Turkey's Cleveland – a pleasant enough city, industrial at its heart, lacking touristy qualities of any kind.
Izmir's industrial and commercial districts are packed into a small, flat valley opening into a busy Aegean harbor.
elktown.blogspot.com /2005/06/izmir.html   (607 words)

 PB Network | Issue 52 | Modernizing the Port of Izmir: An Architect's Perspective
Izmir is a rapidly growing port city on the Gulf of Izmir in western Turkey.
I was fortunate to have worked closely with Koksal on a number of architectural and urban design projects in Turkey, including the conceptual design of the Izmir Metro, and was delighted to be asked to work with city leadership and help give vision to their concepts for the future of Izmir.
Izmir's leaders recognize that a successful port is a reflection of an active vibrant city that must be both functionally efficient and a desirable place for people to live.
www.pbworld.com /news_events/publications/network/tools/print_article.asp?referrer=/news_events/publications/network/Issue_52/52_19_PetersK_PortIzmir.asp   (810 words)

 Turkey, Izmir Information, Hotels and Travel Guide, by Anker
Izmir is also the third biggest city and second biggest commercial harbor and counts about 3 million inhabitants.
Izmir was also one of the Seven Churches of the Revelation and counts today a quite important Christian and Orthodox community.
As the capital of the Aegean region, Izmir is also the cultural centrum of the area : the State Opera, State Ballet and State Symphony Orchestra will surely propose you an interesting program.
www.ankertravel.net /location.asp?_lctn=6   (386 words)

Izmir is a fascinating city, Turkeys third largest and second most important port.
This is in central Izmir, in the district of Namazgah, the Agora is 120x 80 m in area and will give you a real insight of a Roman Bazaar.
Izmir was mentioned by famous historian Heredos as" the city under the most sublime blue sky and on the remarkable climate".
izmir.0catch.com   (1459 words)

 Hotels in Turkey | Hotels in Istanbul | Blue Voyage Yachting and Cabin Charters | Izmir
Izmir, the ancient Smyrna, was erected on a much older city.
It is at Bayrakli near Izmir that we see the traces of the first settlements.
The artifacts unearthed in the excavations in the environs of Izmir were taken to the Archeological Museum of Izmir, which is the oldest museum in the Aegean region.
www.exploreturkey.com /exptur.phtml?id=37   (687 words)

 Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture - İzmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Izmir has a good selection of culture and entertainment, from the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums, to the Izmir State Opera and Ballet and Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, to the many bars and clubs.
It lies 38km west of Izmir and used to be a cultural centre with remains unearthed dating back to the Hitties.
Tire: One of the largest towns in the area, Tire is 82km southeast of Izmir and lies at the foot of the Aydin Mountains.
goturkey.kultur.gov.tr /destinasyon_en.asp?belgeno=9611&belgekod=9611   (1009 words)

 Let's Go Turkey - Your Travel & Real Estate Guide To Turkey
Izmir is the main city in the Aegean region and the third largest in Turkey.
Izmir is the ancient city of Smyrna, "the country of the sacred mother".
The final destination of the "King's Road", which links with Iran, Izmir continues to be a focal point of tourism and entertainment, renowned for its fish restaurants along the shore, its bars, discotheques and night clubs.
www.letsgoturkey.com /regions/aegean/izmir/index.asp   (444 words)

 Izmir, Hometown of Homer
Izmir remained little more than a village throughout the Lydian and subsequent sixth-century B.C. Persian rule.
In the fourth century B.C. a new city was built on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale) during the reign of Alexander the Great.
Izmir's Roman period, beginning in the first century B.C., was its second great era.
www.about-turkey.com /tourism/izmir.htm   (320 words)

 Izmir Travel Guide, Aegean Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once famous for figs, Izmir (formerly Smyrna), is now Turkey's 3rd-largest city, the "capital" the Aegean region, a major port and commercial center set dramatically around a huge bay and backed by mountains to the south.
Izmir is easy to reach by air, bus, train and boat.
Overnight car and passenger ferry service between Izmir and Istanbul, formerly operated on weekends by the now-defunct Turkish Maritime Lines, may be revived.
www.turkeytravelplanner.com /WhereToGo/Aegean/Izmir/IzmirMain.html   (373 words)

 Izmir Hotels and Lodging
The five star Hotel Izmir Princess is situated in the famous Izmir Balcova district at a comfortable distance from the noisy and crowded city centre.
Izmir Princess welcomes you with a smiling face and efficient service, starting at the reception and continuin...
Izmir is one of the most beautiful historical cities of the Aegean and it is also the second main port city of Turkey.The 219 room Crowne...
www.traveltoday.com /hotels/Izmir/_/Turkey   (173 words)

 Jewish Sites in Izmir, Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The stately neoclassical facade of the Karatas Synagogue in Izmir.
The historical heart of Izmir's Jewish life was in the synagogues of "La Judiera," the area of the bazaar where the synagogues are located and where some Jewish merchants still work.
Izmir's Archeological and Ethnographic Museums, between Karatas and Konak, Izmir's main square, are worth a visit if time allows, as is a drive up to Kadifekale, overlooking the city and the bay.
www.turkeytravelplanner.com /SpecialInterest/JewishSites/JewishIzmir.html   (661 words)

 Izmir on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Treaty of Sèvres (1920) assigned Izmir and its hinterland to temporary Greek administration, but fighting soon erupted between Greek and Turkish forces.
Maison endommagée par le tremblement de terre, jeudi, à Izmir Un séisme d'une magnitude de 5,6 sur l'échelle ouverte de Ri.
Ali Nizary is co-owner of Izmir Mediterranean Tapas in Dallas, Texas.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/I/Izmir.asp   (901 words)

 Assembly of Turkish American Associations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill.
Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact a Greek occupation which quickly became an excuse to extend the boundaries of Greece across the Aegean in accordance with the Greek dream of rejuvenating the Byzantine Empire.
The unanimity and firmness of this conviction surprised me at first, as I believe it would have surprised anybody else, of whatever nationality or political allegiance, who had recently come from the scene of the disaster.
www.ataa.org /ataa/ref/izmir.html   (1971 words)

Regarding these reasons the Izmir Archeology Museum enlightens the civilization that passedo through West Anatolia starting from the prehistoric ages up to today.
The first and second floors are for the exhibition illustrates Izmir and its regions’ social life and home life of the 19th century.
Izmir’s famous syrupist welcomes us from the century he lived.
www.cankan.com /gizmir/44-museums_izmarc.htm   (1358 words)

 Izmir Photo Album Page 2
Konak Square forms the heart of the city and is named after the Ottoman government mansion hükümet kona The late-Ottoman Saat Kulesi or Clock Tower was given to the city by Sultan Abdul Hamit II in 1901.
It is the symbol of Izmir and is depicted on the city's flag.
On the far side of the bay of Izmir, opposite Konak square lies Karşıyaka, a more quiet and area where the air is fresh and cool.
www.anatolia.luwo.be /Izmir2.htm   (173 words)

 Izmir Information Page - Aegean Region by BWDK Travel Group - Discover Izmir, Cesme, Cesme Peninsula and Seven Churches ...
The largest and oldest mosque in Izmir is Hisar Mosque that was built in the 16th century, with restorations in the 19th-century, it has a delightful interior with an interesting mimber (pulpit) and mihrab (altar).
Other mosques in Izmir are Salepcioglu (20th-century), Sadirvan (17th-century with 19th-century restorations) and Kemeralti (17th-century); all are situated close to the Kemeralti Quarter.
The Cesme Peninsula, lapped by the waters of the Aegean Sea, lies west of Izmir.
www.tourarium.com /info/regions/aegean/izmir01.htm   (1370 words)

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