Üsküdar

Üsküdar

Üsküdar Belediyesi
Municipality of Üsküdar
A tower on a small island, with a ship nearby
Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), off the coast of Üsküdar
Istanbul location Üsküdar.svg
Üsküdar is located in Turkey
Üsküdar
Üsküdar
Coordinates (Municipal Building): 41°1′26.36″N 29°0′59.48″E / 41°1′26.36″N 29°0′59.48″E / 41.0239889; 29.0165222
CountryTurkey
ProvinceIstanbul Province
Made a municipality of Istanbul1984
Neighborhoods
Government
 • MayorHilmi Türkmen (AKP)
Area
 • District46.41 km2 (17.92 sq mi)
Population
(2012)[2]
 • District
535,916
 • District density12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Websiteuskudar.bel.tr

Üsküdar (Turkish pronunciation: [ysˈcydaɾ]), traditionally known in Italian and English as Scutari (Scutàrion, Σκουτάριον in Greek), is a large and densely populated district and municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. It is bordered on the north by Beykoz, on the east by Ümraniye, on the southeast by Ataşehir, on the south by Kadıköy, and on the west by the Bosphorus, with the areas of Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, and Eminönü on the opposite shore. It is home to about half a million people. Üsküdar is also the usual name for the historic center of the municipality.

Etymology

Üsküdar was originally called "Skoutarion" (Byzantine Greek Σκουτάριον) during the Byzantine Empire. This word may have been used to describe the scutum shields that guards used that were made of leather. This is believed because the word scutari means "raw tanned leather." Others who visited the area called it Eksüdar or Escutaire.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Üsküdar
العربية: أسكدار
asturianu: Üsküdar
Bân-lâm-gú: Üsküdar
български: Юскюдар
català: Üsküdar
čeština: Üsküdar
Deutsch: Üsküdar
Ελληνικά: Ουσκουντάρ
español: Üsküdar
فارسی: اسکودار
français: Üsküdar
한국어: 위스퀴다르
հայերեն: Սկյուտար
Bahasa Indonesia: Üsküdar
Ирон: Ускюдар
Kiswahili: Üsküdar
кырык мары: Ӱскӱдар
Ladino: Üsküdar
magyar: Üsküdar
македонски: Усќудар
Bahasa Melayu: Üsküdar
Nederlands: Üsküdar
norsk: Üsküdar
پنجابی: اسکودر
polski: Üsküdar
português: Üsküdar
русский: Ускюдар
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Üsküdar
suomi: Üsküdar
svenska: Üsküdar
Türkçe: Üsküdar
українська: Ускюдар
اردو: اسکودار
Tiếng Việt: Üsküdar
Zazaki: Üsküdar