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Kartal is one of the oldest settlements in Istanbul and is a central location on the Anatolian side. It is easily accessible by various modes of public transportation (by bus, train, sea and air). Kartal is host to an industrial and commercial zone, unique geological richness, forest and coastal areas.

Kartal lies at the northeast end of the Sea of Marmara and southwest of the peninsula of Kocaeli. To the east of Kartal lies Pendik and Tuzla, to its north lies Sultanbeyli, Maltepe is to the west. It has a land area of ~39 km2 , coastline of 7 km.  It has a climate that transitions between that of the Black Sea climate with high precipitation and the warm Mediterranean climate. During the winter the cold weather from the Balkan peninsula affects the climate and on the average Kartal receives 7 days of snow and 25 days of frost. 

The coastline is covered with sand and clay with silica deposits to the north of the coastline. These deposits are covered with red and brown soil and are very fertile. Additionally, Yakacık has limestone and quartzite. Kartal has an undulating topography; starting at sea level and reaching Aydos Mountain at 539 m (Istanbul’s tallest peak).

Kartal has valuable natural resources; fertile land, underground drinking water supplies, Yakacık, Aydos Mountain. The municipality is committed to the protection of Kartal’s natural resources.