Istanbul Kartal District Guide

Istanbul City Guide

Kartal is located in the Anatolian side of İstanbul with almost half million population. The district is adjacent to Pendik, Sultanbeyli, Maltepe and Sancaktepe. There are many places to discover all around Kartal. Kartal Coastline, Surp Nışan Armenian Church, Kartal Historical Bazaar, Dragos Hill and its surroundings, Kartal Mosque, Yakacık Square, City Park and Aydos Forest are among the places to visit in Kartal. On the other hand, the industry in Kartal district has developed at an advanced level. It is possible to go to the district by various means of transportation.

Check out the most comprehensive Kartal district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Kartal” or “How to get to Kartal ?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




11.766 / km2

2,06 %

278 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Kartal? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Kartal, there are 1 city hospital, 1 training and research hospital, 1 state hospital and private hospitals. 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 Kartal or real estate for rent in Kartal, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Kartal district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 16.83% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 110 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul province Kartal district as of the end of August 2020 were Yalı, Topselvi, Karlıktepe, Esentepe, Kordonboyu, respectively.

Accommodation in Kartal is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find a lot of hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Kartal” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Kartal” questions in this guide. Kartal is one of the richest districts of the İstanbul in terms of sightseeing places. You can find a lot of places to see all around the district. Dragos Hill, which is a natural protected area, has a height of 107 meters. The hill covered with green trees and with a deep blue sea in front of it is among the most important natural beauties in Kartal. The Aydos Forest, located in the north of the district, is one of the most frequent places of people living in the district. At the same time, Aydos Hill, the highest hill of İstanbul, is also here. The 12 km long Kartal coastline is one of the most beautiful places in the county. An environment where you can have an enjoyable time is waiting for you.

Kartal has metro, bus and ferry transportation alternatives. You can use Kadıköy-Kartal metro and Gebze-Halkalı Marmaray  to visit different districts of the city. You can also go to Adalar district of İstanbul and Yalova with ferry lines. Kartal is 15 kilometers away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

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Enes Sahin

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