Prince Islands Istanbul

Prince Islands Istanbul

The Prince Islands (Turkish: Prens Adaları “Prince Islands,” or locally more commonly called Princess Islands” Turkish: Prenses Adaları, also known as “Kızıl Adalar “Red Islands” or just Adalar as they are officially named; classical Greek: Πριγκήπων νήσοι Prinkēpōn nēsoi), are an archipelago off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara. The islands also constitute the Adalar (literally Islands) district ofIstanbul Province. The mayor of the Adalar (Islands) district is Atilla Aytaç (CHP).

They consist of four larger islands, Büyükada (“Big Island”) with an area of 5.46 km2 (2.11 sq mi), Heybeliada (“Saddlebag Island”) with an area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), Burgazada (“Fortress Island”) with an area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), Kınalıada (“Henna Island”) with an area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi), and five much smaller ones, Sedef Adası (“Mother-of-Pearl Island”) with an area of 0.157 km2 (0.061 sq mi), Yassıada (“Flat Island”) with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Sivriada (“Sharp Island”) with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Kaşık Adası (“Spoon Island”) with an area of 0.006 km2 (0.0023 sq mi), and Tavşan Adası (“Rabbit Island”) with an area of 0.004 km2 (0.0015 sq mi).

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  • Muhsine Hatun Mah. Ciftegelinler Cad. No:21 Kumkapı /Fatih

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