Uskumruköy

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Uskumruköy
Village
Uskumruköy is located in Turkey
Uskumruköy
Uskumruköy
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°13′N 29°01′E / 41.217°N 29.017°E / 41.217; 29.017Coordinates: 41°13′N 29°01′E / 41.217°N 29.017°E / 41.217; 29.017
Country  Turkey
Province İstanbul Province
District Sarıyer
Elevation 75 m (250 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,524
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 34450
Area code(s) 0212
Licence plate 34

Uskumruköy (literally mackerel village) is a village in Sarıyer intracity district of İstanbul Province, Turkey. It is situated at 41°13′N 29°01′E / 41.217°N 29.017°E / 41.217; 29.017 to the north of a forest named Balgrad ormanı which is one of the most popular excursion areas of İstanbul citizens. It is only 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Sarıyer and although administratively a village, it is actually a suburb of Greater İstanbul . The population of Uskumruköy is 4524 [1] as of 2010. The village is an old village and the ruins of an observation tower around the village was probably built by Republic of Genoa in the Middle Ages. During Ottoman Empire era the village was a gathering place of the army prior to campaigns to west. The economy of the village used to depend on cattle breeding and woodchopping. But at the present, most of the village area was bought by the construction companies and modern houses for İstanbul residents are being built. According to muhtar there are about 2500 villas in the village area.[2]On the other hand, new European quarters of İstanbul are planned to be built in a vast area which covers Uskumruköy.[3]

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