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Location of İğneada within Turkey.
Location of İğneada within Turkey.
Country Turkey
ProvinceKırklareli Province
 • MayorHayri Savas (AKP)
 • Total1,966
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)0 288
Licence plate39
Websitewww.igneada.bel.tr www.kirklareli.gov.tr

İğneada is a small town within the district of Demirköy in Turkey's Kırklareli Province. It lies on the Black Sea coast and is approximately 5 km (3 mi) south of the Mutludere river which forms the border with Bulgaria. Its population was 1,966 in 2010.[1]

The land is covered by mainly oak forests, typical flora of the Yıldız (Istranca) Mountains. Forestry, fishing and tourism are the main occupations of the town population.

The İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park with its Lake Saka Nature Reserve Area is situated around the town. It harbors one of the few remaining floodplain forests in all of Europe, which is home to many different bird species.

Third nuclear plant of Turkey is planned to be built in the area. A fourth revision environmental impact assessment was submitted and approved. There is no timeline or budget set for the project as of November 2015.[2]


  1. ^ a b "İğneada Belediyesi" (in Turkish). Yerel Net. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  2. ^ Nuclear Power in Turkey

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Coordinates: 41°52′34″N 27°59′10″E / 41.87611°N 27.98611°E / 41.87611; 27.98611