Istanbul Catalca District Guide

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Çatalca is located in European side of Istanbul. Çatalca is the biggest district of Istanbul in terms of surface area that is a city center established on the western border of Istanbul. Today, the population of the district reached 73.000 and Çatalca is an important industrial and agricultural center of Marmara Region. The district has about 55 km. distance to city center. There are many important historical places to visit all around the city. Check out the most comprehensive Çatalca district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Çatalca” or “How to get to Çatalca?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




73 / km2

1,03 %

1715 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Çatalca? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Çatalca, there are 1 state hospital and 1 private hospital. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals, oral and dental health clinics in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Çatalca or real estate for rent in Çatalca, you are on the right page.  As of the end of June 2020, the prices of houses for sale increased by 5.02% in Çatalca district of Istanbul. The average housing size is 120 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in the Çatalca district of Istanbul for housing as of the end of June 2020 were Kaleiçi, Ferhatpaşa, Çakıl, İzzettin, Ovayenice, respectively.

Accommodation in Çatalca will be important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. When compared the other developed districts of Istanbul, accommodation alternatives will be limited in this district. You will find a few hotels in Çatalca.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Çatalca” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Çatalca” questions in this guide. Çatalca district, located on the Black Sea coast in the European side of Istanbul, is one of the holiday stops near the city center. Çatalca, which is one of the daily tours and weekend holiday routes for Istanbul people; it is full of beaches where you can swim, trekking areas where you can go hiking, museums where you can witness history, picnic and barbecue places and beautiful villages. Ormanlı Village, which is shown as one of the most beautiful villages of Istanbul; Beach, camping grounds, nature, safari tour with ATV and paragliding facilities are a region where you can vacation. Çilingöz, one of the most visited places in Çatalca; it is a pleasant discovery route right next to Istanbul with its nature suitable for nature walks, the beach and the atmosphere that offers many activities. İnceğiz Cave and Mübadele Museum are the other important destinations of Çatalca.

You can come to Çatalca by E-5 and TEM by your own vehicle or you can come by public buses from Istanbul Yenibosna.

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Enes Sahin

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