Altındağ, Ankara


Location of Altındağ, Ankara within Turkey.

Location of Altındağ, Ankara within Turkey.

Coordinates: 39°58′N 32°54′E / 39.967°N 32.900°E / 39.967; 32.900
Country  Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Province Ankara
  Governor Hamza Duygun
  Mayor Veysel Tiryaki (AKP)
  District 174.53 km2 (67.39 sq mi)
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
  District 363,744
  District density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 06xxx
Area code(s) 0312
Licence plate 06

Altındağ is a metropolitan district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, part of the city of Ankara. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district is 407,101, of which 400,023 live in the urban center of Altındağ.[3][4] The district covers an area of 175 km2 (68 sq mi),[5] and the average elevation is 850 m (2,789 ft).


Located just outside the city centre, (beyond the district of Ulus as far as the large Altınpark), this hillside has long been home to the workers in the city of Ankara but Altındağ remains one of the poorer quarters of the capital. The hillside is covered with illegally built gecekondu housing, home to low-income families. Among the housing there are some municipal buildings, public housing, state housing for civil servants and lots of small workshops doing car repairs and other light mechanical work.

The ancient Ankara Castle is in Altındağ and there has recently been investment in restoration work. With this architectural heritage, Altındağ is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.[6]


Altındağ includes parts of the historic city of Ankara, as well as the first National Assembly in which Republic of Turkey was founded is in Ulus.

Altındağ was the location of one of the first gecekondu developments in Turkey, when in the 1950s and 1960s people illegally built small, one-bedroom houses on small plots of land; then in the 1970s and 1980s these plots of land were made legal through amnesty legislation, and eventually sold to developers who replaced these shacks with larger, multi-story apartment buildings.

Prominent neighbourhoods

Places of interest

A panorama of Ankara from the castle.


  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2008-03-28.
  4. GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-28.
  5. Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-04-23.
  6. European Association of Historic Towns and Regions. "Historic Towns of Turkey" (DOC). Retrieved 2008-03-28.


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Coordinates: 39°57′49″N 32°54′12″E / 39.96361°N 32.90333°E / 39.96361; 32.90333

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