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    Bakırköy is a densely populated middle class residential suburb of İstanbul, Turkey on its European side, on the coast of the Sea of Marmara. Bakırköy is an important shopping and commercial center for İstanbul.


    Bakırköy became a popular residential area in the late 19th century after the construction of a railroad connection to İstanbul and is still populated by Istanbul's middle-class (trades people, bureacrats, the retired). It has not seen the vast influx of people that have flooded into the cheaper buildings in places like Bağcılar, and Bakırköy appears tidier than those areas although still densely populated.


    The center of Bakırköy is an important commercial district and has lots of shopping (including a number of huge shiny shopping centres as Carousel), many bars and cafes and the seafront is a popular location for clubs and restaurants, (although the beaches have not been usable for decades). Veli Efendi Turkey's largest and oldest Hippodrome, built in 1913 for horse racing is close by. There is a ferry boat service that takes passengers to Bostanci on the Asian side of the city and also to the Adalar (Islands).

    Atatürk International Airport is located here. A number of five-star hotels have been built around the airport. There is some textile production on the fringes of the area but Bakırköy is residential and commercial rather than industrial

    •  And Here's Where The Subway Station Is (1+ / 0-)
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      If you look to the right, there's a subway entrance.

      Check out the map of the Istanbul metro here at Urban Rail near the center left.

      If you go to their main page and click on Asia you'll find that there are NO subway systems anywhere in Iraq.

      I loves the Internet.

      Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. --Malcolm X Speaks, 1965

      by Deacon G on Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 11:27:11 AM PST

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