Istanbul Sultangazi District Guide

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Sultangazi is located in the European side of İstanbul with more than half million population. The district is adjacent to Gaziosmanpaşa, Esenler, Başakşehir and Eyüp districts. Sultangazi gained district status in 2008. The Alibeyköy Dam, which meets a significant part of the drinking water requirement of the region, is located in this district. It is also possible to do amateur fishing and water sports activities on the dam lake. There are also historical works in the district. Structures such as Güzelce Aqueduct and Mağlova Aqueduct belonging to Mimar Sinan are very interesting. On the other hand, Traditional Oil Wrestling events are held every year in the district. There is also a university campus in Sultangazi district.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




14.849 / km2

2,06 %

49 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Sultangazi? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Sultangazi, there are 1 state hospital and 9 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as dialysis centers, oral and dental health clinics in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Sultangazi or real estate for rent in Sultangazi, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Sultangazi district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 15.72% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 105 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul province Sultangazi district as of the end of August 2020 were Habibler, Eski Habipler, Gazi, Yunus Emre, Cebeci, respectively.

Accommodation in Sultangazi 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 Sultangazi” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Sultangazi” questions in this guide. Sultangazi is one of the richest districts of the İstanbul in terms of water resources. There is not much historical heritage in Sultangazi district. There are many places to visit in Sultangazi district, which generally has natural areas. Alibey DamMavi Marmara ParkPamukkale Malkoçoğlu ParkMaglova AqueductMimarsinan City ForestHacı Bektaş-ı Veli ParkEsentepe Ahi Evran ParkSultangazi Cultural Center and Masal Park are the main places to visit in Sultangazi district. Especially, Mağlova Aqueducts are on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

Sultangazi has tramway and bus transportation alternatives. You can use T4 Topkapı – Mescid-i Selam tram line and IETT buses to visit different districts of the city. Sultangazi  is 60 kilometers away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and 30 kilometers away from İstanbul International Airport.

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Enes Sahin

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