Izmir

Turkey

About Izmir

Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. The hilltop Kadifekale, or Velvet Castle, built during Alexander’s reign, overlooks the city.

Leadership

Dr. Aydin Sunol, Committee Chair

Resources

Downloads

The_Tampa_Tribune_Tue__Feb_9__1993_Featured

Exchange Students talked Turkey with Berkeley

Tampa_Bay_Times_Sat__Feb_6__1993_Featured

Izmir, Turkey, joins family as city’s seventh ‘sister’

The_Tampa_Tribune_Sat__Jun_20__1992_Featured

Businesswoman pushes sister city candidate

Geography + Facts

Population

2,947,000

Area

344.84 sq mi

Emblem

Tunç Soyer

Civic

Mayor: Tunç Soyer