Adapazar, a capital district and the capital city of Sakarya Province in Turkey
Battle of Sakarya, a major battle in the Turkish War of Independence
Sakarya electoral district, which has seven seats in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Sakarya Province, in Turkey
Sakarya River, a river in central-northwestern Turkey
Sakarya Sports Hall, a multi-purpose sports venue in Serdivan, Adapazar, Sakarya Province, Turkey
Sakarya University, a public university in Turkey
Sakarya is located in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli to the west, Bilecik to the south, Bolu to the southeast, and Dzce to the east. The capital of Sakarya is Adapazar. The climate is oceanic due to its close proximity to the Black Sea.
Sakarya is situated on the Ankara-Istanbul Highway. It is connected through both road and rail. Sakarya is serviced by Istanbul's Sabiha Gken International Airport. The current mayor of Sakarya is Zeki Tocoglu (AKP).
Surface area: 482,109.70 hectares
Population: 917,373 (TUK 2013)
City traffic plate number: 54
The city of Sakarya, one of the most important cities in Turkey for its rapid growth and development, is also attention worthy for its natural beauties and cultural richness.
It is one of the paradise-like spots of the country with its sea, beaches, lakes, rivers, highlands, thermal springs along with traditional Ottoman lifestyle districts such as Tarakl and Geyve, and historical relics inherited from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras that are worth witnessing.
The Turks conquered the city of Sakarya in the 13th century. There was intensive immigration from Caucasia and the Balkans in the 18th and 19th centuries. The last massive immigration was in 1989. Thanks to the developing industry and being at a transportation crossroads, the city still receives domestic migration today. Sakarya is notable in the Marmara Region.
The city of Sakarya is surrounded with the city of Dzce in the East, Bolu in the South East, Bilecik in the South, Kocaeli in the West and the Black Sea in the North. The city of Sakarya has 16 districts which are; Adapazar, Akyaz, Arifiye, Erenler, Ferizli, Geyve, Hendek, Karaprek, Karasu, Kaynarca, Kocaali, Pamukova, Sapanca, Serdivan, Stl and Tarakl.
Sakarya is located at the intersection of all the important roads and railways. The D-100 (E-5) highway which has an important role on domestic and international transportation and passes through the city East-ward all along together with TEM highway and the D-25 highway in the direction of Bilecik are the main transportation axis of the city. Knal-stanbul-Sakarya-Ankara highway which originates from Edirne has an important role in an international scale. In Knal, one branch of the highway is connected to Greece while the other branch is connected to Bulgaria. These are the distances to some of the main cities from Sakarya: 797 km to Adana, 583 km to Antalya, 102 km to Bilecik, 158 km to Bursa, 188 km to Eskiehir, 148 km to stanbul, 933 km to Trabzon, 306 km to Ankara, 114 km to Bolu, 486 km to zmir, 79 km to Dzce, 708 km to Mula, 179 km to Zonguldak and 37 km to Kocaeli.
There are 7 railway stations throughout a 65 km railway inside the city limits. The railway which connects Istanbul to Ankara and other Anatolian cities passes through Sakarya. The distance of Sakarya to Istanbul by railway is 141 km and 436 km to Ankara.
If you prefer to travel to Adapazar by air, the nearest airport is the Sabiha Gken Airport in Kurtky Istanbul and Istanbul Atatrk Airport in Yeilky.