Kuruçeşme

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Kuruçeşme
Neighborhood
A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
Neighborhoods of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey.
Neighborhoods of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey.
Kuruçeşme is located in Istanbul
Kuruçeşme
Kuruçeşme
Location of Kuruçeşme in Istanbul, turkey
Coordinates: 41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033Coordinates: 41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033
Country Turkey
RegionMarmara
ProvinceIstanbul
DistrictBeşiktaş
Population
 • Total3,123
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
34345
Area code0-212

Kuruçeşme is a neighborhood in Beşiktaş district of İstanbul, Turkey. It is on the European side of Bosphorous between the neighborhoods of Ortaköy and Arnavutköy.[1]

Historically, the neighborhood was called by various names such as Bithias, Kalamos, Amopolos.[2] The present name refers to a historical fountain from the 15th century mosque built by Osman Efendi, the chief tezkire poet of Ottoman sultan Mehmed II (reigned 1444–1446, 1451–1481), and means literally the "Dried fountain".[1]

Finish point of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim at Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme.

The population of Kuruçeşme is 3,123. The popular concert venue Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena is situated in Kuruçeşme.[2] The Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme is the finish point of the annual Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kuruçeşme Mahallesi" (in Turkish). Beşktaş Belediyesi. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  2. ^ a b "Bosphorus Tour Guide – European Side - Kuruçeşme". Tour Guide. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ "Route". Turkish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-07-10.