Princes Islands

Princes Islands,

Turkey: see Kizil AdalarKizil Adalar
or Princes Islands,
group of nine small islands (1990 pop. 19,413), c.4 sq mi (10.4 sq km), NW Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara, near İstanbul. The islands are a popular resort area. They were used as places of exile in Byzantine times.
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Princes Islands

 

(also Kizil Adalar), an archipelago belonging to Turkey in the northeastern part of the Sea of Marmora. Nine small mountainous islands with a total area of 10,800 sq km make up the Princes Islands. They have a Mediterranean subtropical climate with evergreen vegetation, gardens, and vineyards. Vacation homes and seaside resorts are on the islands.

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Researchers from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany, oversaw the construction of a seismic monitoring network on the Princes Islands in the Sea of Marmara off Istanbul, which helped them to identify an area that could act as the source of such a quake, 'The block we identified reaches ten kilometres deep along the fault zone and has displayed no seismic activity since measurements began more than four years ago,' said Marco Bohnhoff, who led the study, which was published in Nature Communications.
Bagdat Street - popular with both shoppers and diners - is just a short hop away and the Istanbul Park Grand Prix Centre, Anadolu Hisam, Palladium Shopping Centre, Princes Islands and Maiden Tower are all nearby.
The archipelago of nine Princes Islands, with their verdant pine forests and spectacular scenery, provides an excellent getaway from the city.