KADIKOY

12 04 2013

Kadıköy, ancient and Byzantine Chalcedon, is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. Kadıköy is also the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Kadıköy became a district in 1928 when it was separated from Üsküdar district.

Kadikoy, antiguamente la Chalcedon Bizantina, es districto grande en dimensiones, con mucha población cosmopolita de EStambul., Turquía, al norte el Mar de Marmara, frente a frente a la histórica emplazamamiento de la Estambu europea al otro lado del Bósforo. KadiKöy es tambien el nombre del barrio más famoso del distrito, una área residencial y comercial que, con sus numerosos bares, restaurantes, cines y librerías, es el centro cultural de la parte Asiática de Estambul. Kadiköy se convirtió en distrito en 1928, cuando se separó del distrito de Üsküdar.

The neighbourhoods of İçerenköy, Bostancı and Suadiye were also separated from the district of Kartal in the same year, and eventually joined the newly formed district of Kadıköy. Its neighbouring districts are Üsküdar to the northwest, Ataşehir to the northeast, Maltepe to the southeast, and Kartal beyond Maltepe. The population of Kadıköy district, according to the 2007 census, is 509,282.

Ls habitantes de Icerenköy, Bostanci y Suadiye fueron autónomos del distrito de Kartal el mismo año, y  de manera eventual se unieron al nuevo distrito de Kadiköy. Estos nuevos distritos de vecindario limitan al noroeste con Üskudar, al noroeste con Atasehir, al sureste con Maltepe, Kartal y Maltepe. La población del distrito de Kaiköy, teniendo como base el nso de 2007 es de 509,282 habitantes.

The centre of Kadıköy today is the transportation hub for people commuting between the Asian side of the city and the European side across the Bosphorus. There is a large bus and minibus terminal next to the ferry docks. Ferries are the most dominantly visible form of transport.

El centro de Kadiköy ,hoy por hoy , es el sistema de ferries que transporta diaremente a la población entre el lado asiático de la ciudad al lado europeo atravesando el Bósforo. Hay una importante estación de autobuses muy cercana a los mueles del ferry.  Los ferries son la forma más caracateristica de transporte entre ambas orillas. 

Kadikoy is one of the fastest growing districts in Istanbul for the last 25 years, it has areas of up-market shopping with fashionable shops, fine dining and entertainment making it popular especially for wealthy local people. Nice promenades along the waterside, especially around the marinas and yacht clubs, add value to the district.

Baghdad Avenue is one of the most trendy shopping and dining place here, many cafeterias are full of locals and young people enjoying their life. Moda neighborhood is also famous for its restaurants and cafeterias. Kalamis and Fenerbahce neighborhoods have a nice marina and several yacht clubs, and there is a huge stadium of Fenerbahce soccer team here as well.f transport in Kadıköy, and the central market area is adjacent to the ferry dock.