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Panorama of the Salacak neighbourhood
Panorama of the Salacak neighbourhood
Salacak is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Salacak is located in Istanbul
Salacak (Istanbul)
Coordinates: 41°01′14″N 29°00′33″E / 41.02056°N 29.00917°E / 41.02056; 29.00917
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)

Salacak is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Üsküdar, Istanbul Province, Turkey.[1] Its population is 9,522 (2022).[2] It is located on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, to the south of the historic center of Üsküdar.

The word salacak means "bench for washing a corpse,"[3] but the name is reported to come from sala meaning "village" (language unspecified) with the Turkish suffix -cık, "small."[4]

The neighborhood's best-known landmark is the Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), just offshore from Salacak in the Bosporus.


  1. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  3. ^ Türk Dil Kurumu. Büyük Türkçe Sözlük. URL: ".:: Türk Dil Kurumu - Büyük Türkçe Sözlük ::". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2009-10-23. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ Hürel, page 272.


Printed sources
  • Hürel, Haldun (2008). Semtleri, Mahalleri, Caddeleri ve Sokakları A'dan Z'ye İstanbul'un Alfabetik Öyküsü. İkarus. ISBN 978-975-999-290-3.

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