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Definition of the noun Izmir
What does Izmir mean as a name of something?
- a port city in western Turkey
- example: I live in Izmir.
- lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
- scientific name: Smyrna
- instance of: city / metropolis / urban center = a large and densely populated urban area; port = a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
- part of: Republic of Turkey / Turkey = a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
Izmir a.k.a. İzmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara. İzmir's metropolitan area extends along the outlying waters of the Gulf of İzmir and inland to the north across Gediz River's delta, to the east along an alluvial plain created by several small streams and to a slightly more rugged terrain in the south. The ancient city was known as Smyrna, and the city was generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law of 28 March 1930 made "İzmir" the internationally recognized name.
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World and Its Peoples (2006)
by Marshall Cavendish
A MODERN CITY Modern Izmir is a Turkish city rebuilt from the ruins of 1922. It lies along a bay backed by mountains. Palm trees line the promenade and the broad avenues constructed since the fire. The metropolitan area, which stretches ...
Diplomatic Moves (1995)
Life in the Foreign Service by Sally James
Izmir is a lovely area, lush and fertile, with orange groves and olive trees and cotton. It is all very beautiful. The people are more relaxed and happier than the dour dark Ankarites. There are also a lot more fairer people because of the big Greek ...
by Steven B. Stern
Izmir is an important, colorful portandthe headquarters for the NATO Command guarding the eastern Mediterranean. Kusadasi is a summer resort townwhere youcan swimat small beaches, ride a camel onthe sand, orshop for gold, jewelry ...
A Physical, Social and Regional Geography by W. B. Fisher
Izmir is a centre for processing and export of olive oil, and production is at about 800000 metric tons annually. Figs arealsogrown on a considerable scale for export, and once again the Büyük Menderes¥Gediz region is thechief centreof ...
Earth Science (2011)
New Methods and Studies by Roy H. Williams
Izmir is a large city in Turkey with a population of about 2.5 million that is at great risk from big earthquakes. Unfortunately, previous geodynamics studies performed in this region are insufficient or cover large areas instead of specific faults.
Descriptions of Every Major Cruise Ship, Riverboat and Port of Call Worldwide. by Steven B. Stern
Izmir is an important, colorful port and the headquarters for the NATO Command guarding the eastern Mediterranean. Kusadasi is a summer resort town where you can swim at small beaches, ride a camel on the sand, or shop for gold, jewelry, ...
Proceedings of the Ravello International Workshop, 14-16 May 2009 and Strasbourg European Master-doctorate Course, 7-11 September 2009 by Roger Alexandre Lefèvre, C. Sabbioni
Izmir is a growing and important city with extensive industry and growing use of private vehicles and is a transport centre with large fleets of buses. Sadly the road network appears now to engulf much of the ancient site. Workshop activities The ...
Encyclopedia of World Trade (2015)
From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik
Thereafter, new trading centers, such as Aleppo, Izmir, Cairo, Tunis, and Tripoli, arose on the Mediterranean coasts.
Izmir, like Aleppo, was a transit center for silk, but the local and foreign merchants traded cotton, gallnuts, and grains as well ...
by Ga ́bor A ́goston, Bruce Alan Masters
Istanbul, unlike in the 16th century, was no longer in the position to stop or substantially restrict such trade, and thus western Asia Minor, and most importantly Izmir, witnessed a remarkable economic revival and urban growth. At the end of the ...
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance by Samuel O. Idowu, Nicholas Capaldi, Matthias Fifka, Liangrong Zu, René Schmidpeter
Loza Adaui Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Eichsta ̈tt, Germany Serpil Kahraman Akdog ̆u Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey Bode Akinwande ...
by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Izmir was celebrated forits wealth, beauty, library, school of medicine, and rhetorical tradition, anditwas one ofthe early seatsof Christianity. (syn. ancient Izmir) snail: A gastropod, especially onehaving an enclosing shell, into whichit mayretract ...
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