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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS027-E-33889 Date: May 2011
Geographic Region: TURKEY

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  İzmir Metropolitan Area, İzmir Province, Turkey

The metropolis of İzmir is located in the western Anatolia region of Turkey. It is the country's third largest city in terms of population and the second largest port city (after Istanbul). The İzmir region has included urban areas for almost 3500 years, and the ancient core of the metropolitan area was originally known as Smyrna. Due to its location on the Gulf of İzmir (image lower left) with access to the Aegean Sea, İzmir (or Smyrna) has been an important Mediterranean Sea port for most of its history. This detailed astronaut photograph highlights the modern urban landscape of the İzmir metropolitan area.

Today, the metropolitan area includes eleven districts, many of which were independent neighborhoods prior to agglomeration into "greater İzmir". Densely built-up residential and commercial districts, characterized by gray to reddish gray rooftops occupy much of the central part of the image. Larger structures with bright white rooftops are indicative of commercial/industrial areas near the İzmir Port at image left.

Two large sport complexes, the Ataturk Stadium and Şirinyer Hippodrome (horse racing track) are clearly visible at image upper left and image right respectively. Numerous vegetated parks (green) are located throughout the area. In addition to being a major trade center, greater İzmir is a hub for regional tourism.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 264k
Mission: ISS027  
Roll - Frame: E - 33889
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.4N x 27.2E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N2
Camera Tilt: 55   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 3588  
Date: 20110516   YYYYMMDD
Time: 065031   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 30.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 105   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 184   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: PORT  
City Views: IZMIR  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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