Altındağ, İzmir

"For the district of Ankara with the same name, see Altındağ. For the mountain range bordering Tibet, see Altyn-Tagh"

Altındağ is a densely populated zone ("semt") of İzmir's Bornova district. The main intercity bus terminal of İzmir - IZOTAŞ is situated in Altındağ's Işıkkent quarter and is minutes away from Altındağ centre by walking. Altindag means "The Golden Mountain" in Turkish and the name is believed to have been given in reference to Greek soldiers and former inhabitants who buried their treasures in the mountain. Once covered by orchards, Altindag became a major destination for immigrants. While the oldest inhabitants live in the skirts of the hill,Turkish immigrants coming from Yugoslavia and Bulgaria gathered in northern quarter of the zone.

Altindag is still a major place for cement production in Izmir, despite the fact that it is a populous place in the city center. The mountain was reserved for cement production by Adnan Menderes and given to Çimentaş company.

ee also

* Bornova


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