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IATUL Fall Seminar - 2023

About İzmir

The City of Beauty

Located in western Turkey on the shores of the Aegean, İzmir, the pearl of the Aegean, is the third largest city in Türkiye. With its 8,500-year history, fertile lands, favorable climate, and 629 km coastline. 300 sunny days a year, a sea that offers every shade of blue, and the heritage left behind by 32 civilizations it has been home to, İzmir is ready to be discovered.

İzmir owes its position as an economically and socially dynamic city to its location, climate, and the fact that it has been home to many different cultures and religions. Persians, Ancient Greeks, Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans are just a few of the dozens of different civilizations that the city has hosted throughout its long history.

The fact that almost half of its population of 4 million is under the age of 30, makes İzmir a city full of life. The city hosts tens of thousands of university students, educates scientists, artists, business leaders, and academics.

With its perfect climate, İzmir has a wonderful natural environment for agricultural products such as olives, figs, grapes, and cotton. Various sea foods, wines, local herbs, olive oil, and its delicious cuisine make İzmir an attractive city.

The city of magnificent history, blue sea, delicious cuisine, freedom, and healing...

Source: İzmir City Booklet, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality

For more information click here to access İzmir City Booklet.