Izmir Cigli District Guide

Izmir City Guide

Çiğli is one of the central district of İzmir with around two hundred thousand population. The district is adjacent to Karşıyaka and Menemen districts of the city. İzmir Bay is also located in the south and west of the district. Economy of Çiğli is mostly based on trade and industry. One of the largest and most modern organized industrial zones of the country is in Çiğli district. Çamaltı Saltworks, which meets more than half of the country’s salt need, is within the boundaries of Çiğli district. There are also prominent natural and historical riches in the district such as İzmir Bird Paradise and Leukai Ancient City. In addition, transportation opportunities have improved in the district.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




1.505 / km2

2,92 %

139 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Çiğli? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Çiğli, there are 1 state hospital and 1 private hospital. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospital, dialysis center, gynecology and obstetrics clinic, oral and dental health clinic, physical therapy and rehabilitation center in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Çiğli or real estate for rent in Çiğli, you are on the right page. As of the end of September 2020 in İzmir, Çiğli district, the prices of houses for sale have increased 22.08% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 120 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in İzmir province Çiğli district as of the end of September 2020 were Güzeltepe, Yakakent, Esentepe, Sasalı Merkez, İnönü, respectively.

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

Check out the “Best places to visit in Çiğli” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Çiğli” questions in this guide. There are many historical and natural places to visit in Çiğli district. The İzmir Wildlife Park is undoubtedly one of the must-see places in Çiğli. The zoo is Europe’s largest wildlife park. The Wildlife Park contains 1048 animals of 128 species. Another natural wealth in the district is İzmir Sasalı Bird Paradise. Around half a million bird species live in this area. The Tuzla Saltworks is a natural formation is known to be characteristic of Turkey’s biggest sea salt. As a historical heritage, Leukai Ancient City is among the another places to visit in Çiğli district. Leukai Ancient city is the border gate for commercial and military ships going to Smyrna Ancient City.

Çiğli has bus and railway transportation alternatives. You can use ESHOT buses and IZBAN commuter train to visit different districts of the city. You can also use minibuses for inner transportation in the district. Çiğli is 65 kilometers away from İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport.

Check out the İzmir railway network map below :

Izmir Subway Map


Enes Sahin

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