Tekirdağ City Guide

Tekirdağ is the largest city of the thrace region in terms of population and development. More than 1 million people live in Tekirdağ and it’s located in Marmara Region of Turkey. Tekirdağ is also among the developed cities of the Marmara Region in terms of industry, agriculture and tourism. Viniculture are also important activity in the villages of Tekirdağ. The land of Tekirdağ is very fertile and it is a first class agricultural land. City meets a large part of Turkey’s oilseed sunflower and wheat production. Also, the city has potential in animal husbandry in Malkara and Hayrabolu districts. Tekirdağ is one of the cities with the high numbers industrial facilities in Turkey. Asyaport is located in this city which is the largest container port in the country. However, Tekirdag is one of the ideal city to live and do business in Turkey.

On the other hand, Tekirdağ is a touristic center that attracts attention with many beaches like Kumbağ. The city is famous for its seaside towns such as Şarköy and Marmaraereğlisi. Uçmakdere is the most popular paragliding destination of the country. In addition to this, Tekirdağ is home to the Tekirdağ Cherry Festival in summers. Tekirdağ is also a historical city has been hosted of many civilizations in thrace region. There are some historical places to visit in these lands like Çorlu Castle ruins. If we look at the education perspective, Tekirdağ has the one of the highest quality universities of the country like Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University. It is possible to reach Tekirdağ by road, airline, seaway and railway. However, Tekirdağ is the most important attraction point for industry, tourism and real estate investments. Check out the most comprehensive Tekirdağ city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Tekirdağ” or “How to get to Tekirdağ?” in this guide.

City name TEKİRDAĞ
Region Marmara
Population 1,055,412
Population Density 166/km2
Pop. Growth Rate 2,47%
Surface Area 6,339 km2
Number of Districts 11
Postal Code 59xxx
Area Code 282
GDP (Per capita) 57,286 TL

The most important district in Tekirdağ is Süleymanpaşa in terms of being metropolitan district. On the other hand, the largest district of Tekirdağ is Çorlu. A quarter of the population in the city resides in this district due to industrial facilities. These two districts have about half million population. Marmaraereğlisi and Şarköy are also have an important tourism feature for Tekirdağ. These districts are among the most popular districts of Tekirdağ. Holiday resorts of Tekirdağ is generally within the boundaries of these districts. The number of organized industrial zones in Tekirdağ is quite high. Çorlu, Çerkezköy, Kapaklı, Ergene, Malkara and Muratlı has important industrial zones of the city. Çorlu, Muratlı, Marmaraereğlisi, Çerkezköy and Süleymanpaşa are the most profitable districts for real estate investments in Tekirdağ.

The districts of Tekirdağ are Çerkezköy, Çorlu, Ergene, Hayrabolu, Kapaklı, Malkara, Marmaraereğlisi, Muratlı, Saray, Süleymanpaşa and Şarköy. You will find detailed information for all districts of Tekirdağ in this guide.

Short History of Tekirdağ

Tekirdağ has a settlement of approximately 6,000 years. The places settled in prehistoric and posthistorical ages have been identified. Finds from the Chalcolithic Age were found in different parts of the city. According to the researches carried out on the coastline of Tekirdag, it is understood that there is a dense settlement belonging to the Early Bronze Age. The Thrace Region was opened to trade with the establishment of Greek colonies in the 7th century BC. During this period, cities were established on the Marmara shores of Thrace. The city was under the rule of Persians, Athenians and Macedonians in the prehistoric period. A Roman province was established in Thrace in 46 AD and the city remained under Roman rule for many years. With the empire splitting into two in 395, the Thrace region remained within the Eastern Roman Empire. In 1357, Ottoman Sultan Murat I put Tekirdağ and Çorlu under Turkish rule.

Tekirdağ faced the Russian occupation in the 93 War (1878), the Bulgarian occupation in the Balkan War (1912) and the Greek occupation after the First World War (1920-1922). The city was liberated from occupations and permanently joined the Turkish territory on November 13, 1922, after the victory of the Turkish War of Independence. The city was named as Bisanthe, Rhaedestus, Rodosto, Rodosçuk and Tekfurdağı in the historical process. Finally, it was named Tekirdağ after the proclamation of the Republic.

Cultural Mosaic of Tekirdağ

Due to its fertile lands and its location between Anatolia and the Balkans, the city has been dominated by various cultures and civilizations in history. Tekirdağ region has all the features of Thrace. It is the cradle of a great culture with its history, traditions, historical works and beliefs. On the other hand, population exchanges led to changes in the city’s ethnic structure. The cultural effect of the Turks came from the Balkans is felt more in the city today.

Accommodation in Tekirdağ is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. In Tekirdağ, close to the city center, it is possible to find luxury hotels in all-inclusive concept and accommodation options that serve in bed and breakfast, half board and room concepts only. You can stay in Tekirdağ hotels with pools as well as city hotels suitable for the needs of visitors coming to Tekirdağ for business and tourism purposes. If you want to get away from the city center to holiday resorts of Tekirdağ and going to the swimming beaches you can choose the hotels in Marmara Ereğlisi and Şarköy districts. You can find a lot of accommodation alternatives in almost all holiday resorts of Tekirdağ. There are world-famous hotel chain like Hilton and Ramada.

General climate features are a combination of Mediterranean climate and continental climate. This climate seen around the Sea of Marmara is also called the Marmara climate. Summers are dry and hot, spring and winter months are rainy. Rainfall occurs in the form of snow in the winter. In addition, the Black Sea climate is seen on the northern coast of Tekirdağ. Annual average temperature about 14 ºC in the city. The best time to visit Tekirdağ is every months of the year. Find the best hotels in Tekirdağ in our guide easily.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Tekirdağ or real estate for rent in Tekirdağ, you are on the right page. The prices of houses for sale in Tekirdağ have increased by 13.59% in the last year. The average residential area is 128 square meters. The depreciation period of the houses for sale is around 19 years. The fact that the industrial and agricultural economy is highly developed in Tekirdağ. It is possible to see housing projects of various construction brands in most parts of the city. The districts that gained the most value in Tekirdağ province were Çorlu, Muratlı, Marmaraereğlisi, Çerkezköy, Süleymanpaşa respectively. On the other hand, the districts with the fastest return in Tekirdağ province were  Marmaraereğlisi, Hayrabolu, Süleymanpaşa, Çorlu, Çerkezköy respectively. Since affordable and luxurious sites are built in these regions, it is preferred by those who want to invest. You can make the most correct investment by examining our ads for apartment options for sale from Tekirdağ real estate agent. You can also add your listings easily if you are selling or renting a house in different districts of Tekirdağ.

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Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Tekirdağ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Tekirdağ, there are 1 city hospital, 10 state hospitals, 1 university hospital and 8 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city. You can get high-quality health services in many health instutitions in Tekirdağ. Especially, Tekirdağ City Hospital is the biggest and full-fledged hospital of the city with its high capacity.

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If we look at the general perspective to Tekirdağ, the city is located in Marmara region of Turkey. There are many transportation alternatives for the city. You can reach Tekirdağ by air, railway, seaway and road transportation. Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport is located 37 kilometers away from the city center. You can come to the city center by using airport public bus services from the Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport to different regions of the city. If you want to come to Tekirdağ by bus, there are bus services from many cities to Tekirdağ.

Road Transportation

For the road transportation concept, Tekirdağ has many roads such as Europe Highway connections. You can visit Tekirdağ by D-110, D-565, O-3 and some other important roads from Çanakkale, Kırklareli, Edirne and İstanbul. Tekirdağ Intercity Bus Station is the main bus station of Tekirdağ and it’s located in Süleymanpaşa district. You can find direct lines from many cities of Turkey to Tekirdağ.

Air Transportation

Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport is the main airport in Tekirdağ and this is located in Çorlu district. It takes about 37 km from Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport to the city center, so you can use public bus shuttle to reach city center from the airport. You can find connecting and direct international flight from Tekirdağ to many countries and cities of the world. Also, you can fly to many domestic cities of Turkey from Tekirdağ Çorlu Airport.

Railway Transportation

For the concept of railway transportation, it is possible to reach Tekirdağ by regional train line from İstanbul. You can go to Çerkezköy district in Tekirdağ by using this line from Halkalı district in İstanbul.

Seaway Transportation

You can reach Tekirdağ by ferry services are organized from Marmara Island and Avşa Island.

Inner-city Transportation

There is only bus transportation alternatives such as city buses, public buses and minibuses in Tekirdağ. The rail system is not yet built in the city. You can use all of the districts of the city by public transportation.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Tekirdağ” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Tekirdağ” questions in this guide. Choose your destination, click on the guide and start discovering Tekirdağ deeply now. Tekirdağ has a lot of places to visit. Tekirdağ is also home to the most popular holiday resorts of the Marmara region. Tekirdağ contains many natural and historical riches. Especially in the summer months, the city gets intense interest of tourists. You can start your trip with the Rakoczi Museum, which carries the traces of classical Ottoman architecture. Namık Kemal House museum is also worth visiting which was built in the name of the famous Turkish Poet Namık Kemal. Tekirdağ Martyrs Monument was built in 1949 in memory of Turkish soldiers who died during the conquest of Tekirdağ. Tekirdağ Archeology and Ethnography Museum allows you to witness the city’s past. Çorlu Castle ruins are another historical richness in the city. Eriklice Village in Şarköy district is one of the places to see in Tekirdağ. Another village that you must visit when you go to Tekirdağ is Uçmakdere. It is a great place to paraglide and find different tastes in its restaurants. Şarköy is famous for its beaches and vineyards. Don’t forget to taste the delicious grapes. Mirliva Hüseyin Pasha Mosque bears the traces of traditional architecture which is one of the oldest mosques in the region. Rüstem Paşa Mosque should also be on your list of places to visit in Tekirdağ. It was built by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Kumbağ is one of the indispensable summer months with its beautiful beaches. Finally, you can enjoy the magnificent coastline located in the city center of Tekirdağ. You can visit all these places by taking Tekirdağ to your vacation plans. For more, check out our guide now !

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There are 1 state university in Tekirdağ named as Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University which is one of the youngest universities in Turkey and it’s preferred by thousands of students every year. Find the best university in our guide below.

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