Ankara Cankaya District Guide

Ankara City Guide

Çankaya is the metropolis and biggest district of Ankara. Presidential Palace, Grand National Assembly of Turkey, all ministries and many public instutitions are located in this district. Çankaya is known as “administrative heart of Turkey”. With more than 1 million population, the district is an important business, education and administrative center of Ankara. Anıtkabir which is one of the most important symbols of Ankara, is located in this district. For educational concept, the most famous universities of Turkey are located in this district like METU, Hacettepe University, Bilkent University and Gazi University. The transportation conditions are so developed in the district. AŞTİ (Intercity Bus Terminal) is located in Çankaya and district has 5 different metro lines that provide connection with other districts easily. Kızılay, is the most crowded center of Ankara is also located in Çankaya. Check out the most comprehensive Çankaya district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Çankaya” or “How to get to Çankaya?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




1980 / km2

2,50 %

103,5 km2


Check out the actual list of hospitals in Çankaya. In terms of health conditions, Çankaya is the most developed district of Ankara with 1 city hospital, 3 state hospital, 3 training and research hospital and 27 private hospital. You can check out all details about hospitals in Çankaya below.

Check out real estate for sale in Çankaya or real estate for rent in Çankaya in this guide easily. Çankaya is the most expensive district of Turkey.  As of the end of June 2020, the prices of houses for sale in Ankara, Çankaya district increased by 15.58% in the last year. The average housing size is 130 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Ankara province Çankaya district for housing as of the end of June 2020 were Mutlukent, Esatoğlu, Çamlıtepe, Yukarı Öveçler, Sokullu Mehmet Paşa, respectively.

Accommodation in Çankaya has become so easy with the new hotel investments. You will find 5-star chain hotels in different regions of the districts. Also, you can find 2-3-4 star hotels, especially near Kızılay. So, it’s too easy to find accommodation alternatives in Çankaya for every budget.

Check out the answers of “Best places to visit in Çankaya” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Çankaya” questions in this guide. Çankaya, whose real history begins with the Republic, is one of the districts of Ankara and is frequently visited by tourists coming to the city. Do not forget to list the places to visit in the region if you fall near Çankaya. Anıtkabir is the symbol of Ankara and Çankaya. Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of M.Kemal ATATÜRK, who is the founder of Republic of Turkey. Here should be first place to visit in Ankara for your travel list. Kuğulu Park is an another important destination for Çankaya. The park is a breathing point with its air, green, pool and swans that carry nature into the city. Kızılay Square, the heart of Ankara, you can get the opportunity to see how crowded it is. Various events and activities take place from time to time in this always crowded square. Atakule on the Botanic Park in Çankaya was built as a shopping center, is an important symbols of the city. In addition, Kocatepe Mosque, Atatürk Orman Çiftliği and Tunalı Hilmi Street are the other most important places to visit in Çankaya.

The most important advantage of Çankaya is that the district is located in the center of the city. AŞTİ (Ankara Intercity Bus Terminal) is located in Söğütözü, Çankaya. You will find direct bus lines to Ankara from many cities of Turkey. For intercity transportation, Çankaya has a good metro network like A1 – AŞTİ – Dikimevi, M1 – Kızılay – Batıkent, M3 Kızılay – Koru and M4 AKM- Keçiören. Also, the district has Başkentray (Sincan-Kayaş) connection. Check out the metro map of Ankara below :

Ankara Subway Map


Enes Sahin

Hello, I am Enes, I write content for Expat Guide Turkey every day. Don't forget to check it out! You can contact me via e-mail enes@expatguideturkey.com.

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