Istanbul Sancaktepe District Guide

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Sancaktepe is located in the Anatolian side of İstanbul with more the 400 thousand population. The district is adjacent to Maltepe, Kartal, Ümraniye, Ataşehir, Çekmeköy, Pendik and Sultanbeyli. There are many historical places to discover all around Sancaktepe. Sancaktepe gained district status in 2008. It is developing rapidly due to its geographical location. Sancaktepe has an important place as the main arteries such as the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and the connection roads to Sabiha Gökçen Airport are located within the boundaries of the district. Oil Wrestling Wrestling events are also held in the district every year.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




7.044 / km2

5,45 %

61 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Sancaktepe? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Sancaktepe, there are 4 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as oral and dental health clinics in the district. Sancaktepe Emergency Hospital was put into service in 2020 as part of combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Sancaktepe or real estate for rent in Sancaktepe, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Sancaktepe district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 18.02% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 115 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul province Sancaktepe district as of the end of August 2020 were Akpınar, Eyüp Sultan, Veysel Karani, Hilal, Yenidoğan, respectively.

Accommodation in Sancaktepe 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 Sancaktepe” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Sancaktepe” questions in this guide. Sancaktepe is one of the richest districts of the İstanbul in terms of historical places belong to Ottoman and Byzantine periods. You can find a lot of touristic places to visit all around the district. Damatris Palace, built by Byzantine Emperor Maurikios II and Tiberius in 578, Abdurrahman Gazi Tomb belonging to Abdurrahman Gazi, an important commander of the Ottoman state, the historical Arap Hekim MosqueŞevknihal Usta Fountain and Paşaköy Greek Cave are among the places to visit in the district.

Sancaktepe has only bus transportation alternatives for now. You can use IETT buses to visit different districts of the city. Sancaktepe is 20 kilometers away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and 60 kilometers away from İstanbul International Airport. In the near future, the metro line passing through the district borders will be put into service.

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Enes Sahin

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