Get Erdek essential facts below. View Videos or join the Erdek discussion. Add Erdek to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Erdek is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°23?55?N 27°47?35?E / 40.39861°N 27.79306°E / 40.39861; 27.79306Coordinates: 40°23?55?N 27°47?35?E / 40.39861°N 27.79306°E / 40.39861; 27.79306
Country Turkey
 o MayorHüseyin Sar? (CHP)
 o District332.53 km2 (128.39 sq mi)
 o Urban
 o District
 o District density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Gulf of Erdek

Erdek (formerly Artàke, Greek: ) is a town and district of Bal?kesir Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The population was 34000 in 2010. Located on the north coast of Gulf of Erdek at the south of the Sea of Marmara, Erdek is known as a holiday destination that is popular among domestic tourists. The area has a rugged geology and topography and evergreen wooded areas. There are also large olive groves. The mayor is Hüseyin Sar? (CHP).


The town was inhabited chiefly after the abandonment of nearby Cyzicus in the early Middle Ages. Briefly, in the late 7th century, it hosted a Cypriot refugee population including the island's archbishop, and was known as Nova Justiniana. During the Ottoman period, Erdek was the center of a kaza in the Sanjak of Karasi. According to the Ottoman General Census of 1881/82-1893, the kaza of Erdek had a total population of 33,007, consisting of 29,165 Greeks, 3,070 Muslims, 300 Jews, 18 Armenians and 454 foreign citizens.[3]

Twin towns -- sister cities

Erdek is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Kemal Karpat (1985), Ottoman Population, 1830-1914, Demographic and Social Characteristics, The University of Wisconsin Press, p. 132-133
  4. ^ Sister/Twin Cities of Bal?kesir Province

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes