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Altindag, Ankara

Altindag, Ankara

Altindag is a city-limits commune of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia arena of Turkey, allotment of the city-limits of Ankara. According to 2000 census, citizenry of the commune is 407,101 of which 400,023 reside in the burghal centermost of Altindag. The commune covers an breadth of 175 km2 (68 sq mi), and the boilerplate acclivity is 850 m (2,789 ft).


Located just alfresco the city-limits centre, (beyond the commune of Ulus as far as the ample Altinpark), this hillside has continued been home to the workers in the city-limits of Ankara but Altindag charcoal one of the poorer abode of the capital, with a top amount of illiteracy. The hillside is covered with illegally-built gecekondu housing, home to low-income families. Among the accommodation there are some borough buildings, accessible housing, accompaniment accommodation for civilian agents and lots of baby workshops accomplishing car aliment and added ablaze automated work.

The age-old Ankara Alcazar is in Altindag and there has afresh been investment in apology work. With this architectural heritage, Altindag is a affiliate of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.


Altindag includes locations of the old Ottoman city-limits of Ankara , (which was alone a bounded boondocks afore Ankara became the basic of the Republic of Turkey in 1923).

This was one of the aboriginal gecekondu developments in Turkey, if in the 1970s humans illegally congenital one-bedroom cottages on baby plots of land; again in the 80s and 90s these plots were awash to developers who replaced the cottages with accommodation buildings.

Prominent neighbourhoods

Aydinlikevler - a quiet residential neighbourhood of civilian agents and added associates of Ankara’s average class; centred on an access of schools, banks and shops; contains the SSK teaching hospital, a aggressive admiral accommodation compound, the address of T├╝rk Telekom, Ankara University’s adroitness of agronomics and Altinpark.

The gecekondu - By fable areas such as Çin Çin, Yenidogan and Telsizler are alarming neighbourhoods inhabited by gangs of knife-wielding supporters of Ankaragücü football club, unreconstructed 1970s political thugs, biologic dealers canoeing in affluence automobiles and added aloof bounded heroes, breadth the badge biking in armoured cars and even grocery trucks accept guards; not for the fashionable or the faint-hearted; streets of struggle, active with claret and sweat. This is acutely an exaggeration.

Haci Bayram - bourgeois area, home to one of the oldest mosques in Ankara , the abbey and tomb of the 14th C. Ankara-born abstruse Haci Bayram Veli, acclaimed for prophesying the acquisition of Constantinople, and again founding his own sufi sect. The commune has afresh been adapted by burghal artist Raci Bademli.

Places of interest

A panorama of Ankara from the castle.Altinpark - A ample park, aforetime a golf course, acclaimed for its 10 accent top bronze of a loaf of aliment at the entrance; contains a fairground, go-karting, ice-skating, ample pools for canoeing and fishing, the Feza G├╝rsey science centre, and abundant more.

Çamlik - appearance of the city-limits from the acropolis

Ankara Alcazar (kale) - the acropolis affection of the old city-limits of Ankara , congenital by the Galatians and the Byzantines, now amidst with aged shops, coffee houses and bar/restaurants in adequate Ottoman-period board houses, breadth acceptable Turkish music (fasil) is played backward into the evening. One of Ankara’s few actual sites.

Karap├╝r├žek - area of Ankara’s anniversary oil-wrestling tournament.


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