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Izmit (Nicomedia)

 

Izmit is a sizeable city (population about 200,000) in northwestern Turkey that was once the ancient Nicomedia. It lies near the head of Izmit Gulf in the Sea of Marmara.

 

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The city of Izmit spreads across several hills and over a narrow plain that contains its commercial and industrial sections. Historical monuments in Izmit include the remains of the ancient walls of Nicomedia and a Byzantine fortress. A 16th-century mosque was built by the renowned Ottoman court architect Sinan. [More Info]