Second-largest port after Istanbul
Izmir is the second-largest port in Turkey after Istanbul and the third largest city in terms of population. It's on the Aegean coast of Turkey, near the Gulf of Izmir and 450 km from Istanbul. It's considered the most westernized city of Turkey. Exports from this port are sent to other cities of the Mediterranean. Its industry is dedicated to the use of silk and cotton and its best known product are its famous carpets.