Ataşehir

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Ataşehir
District
View of Ataşehir
View of Ataşehir
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Ataşehir is located in Istanbul
Ataşehir
Ataşehir
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778
Country Turkey
City Istanbul
Government
 • Mayor Battal İlgezdi (CHP)
 • Governor Turgut Çelenkoğlu
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 395,758
 • District 395,758
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 0-216
Website www.atasehir.bel.tr www.atasehir.gov.tr

Ataşehir is a modern suburban district of Istanbul, Turkey.[2] It is located at the junction of the O-2 and O-4 motorways in the Anatolian part of Istanbul.

The housing development is designed to include 18,000 skyscraper condominiums offering luxury residences for 80,000 people with higher incomes. Ataşehir, hosting headquarters and offices of companies, is also a business and trading centre. Facilities such as tennis courts, gyms and cinemas make it a popular sports and leisure place. Ataşehir was awarded the Habitat prize.[3]

As of 2006, 8596 housing units were present within the site, housing approximately 35,000 people. Completed projects in the area are the Kentplus Ataşehir, Agaoglu MyWorld, UpHill and Ataşehir Residence blocks.

New investments still continue on last empty sites of the district. The İstanbul Finance Center will be in Ataşehir[4]

Unlike in Bahçeşehir, another satellite city in West side of Istanbul, no single-family house types are designed for the site. Most buildings are high rise blocks, and some around the main public square can be considered skyscrapers. Another difference between the two developments is that Ataşehir lacks recreational areas on the same scale as Bahçeşehir.

Transportation[edit]

The area is very favourable for transportation by private car, while choices of public transport are very limited. Though, they are becoming more available (e.g. M4 (Istanbul Metro)).

For private car owners the subdivision is: 10 minutes from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 3 minutes from Highway D-100 and the İzmit-Ankara Trans-European Motorway (TEM), 15 minutes from Bağdat Avenue, the upper-class high street of Kadıköy district, and 20 minutes from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the second international airport of Istanbul.

Sports[edit]

The women's football club Ataşehir Belediyespor plays in the Turkish Women's First Football League. The team was the champion in the seasons 2010–11 and 2011–12.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  2. ^ "İstanbul’un yeni ‘İlçe’ haritası çizildi" (in Turkish). Municipality of Istanbul. 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  3. ^ http://v3.arkitera.com/news.php?action=displayNewsItem&ID=1454
  4. ^ http://www.bloomberght.com/haberler/haber/1424509-istanbul-finans-merkezi-icin-geri-sayim

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