BUYUKADA ISLAND TURKEY

The Prince Islands (Greek: Πριγκηπονήσια, PringiponisiaTurkishPrens Adaları; the word “princes” is plural, because the name means “Islands of the Princes”), officially just Adalar (English: Islands); alternatively the Prince Archipelago; are an archipelago off the coast of IstanbulTurkey, in the Sea of Marmara.

The islands constitute the Adalar district of Istanbul Province.

They consist of four larger islands, Büyükada (“Big Island”) with an area of 5.46 km2 (2.11 sq mi), Heybeliada (“Saddlebag Island”) with an area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), Burgazada (“Fortress Island”) with an area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi), Kınalıada (“Henna Island”) with an area of 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi), and five much smaller ones, Sedef Adası (“Mother-of-Pearl Island”) with an area of 0.157 km2 (0.061 sq mi), Yassıada (“Flat Island”) with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Sivriada (“Sharp Island”) with an area of 0.05 km2 (0.019 sq mi), Kaşık Adası (“Spoon Island”) with an area of 0.006 km2 (0.0023 sq mi), and Tavşan Adası (“Rabbit Island”) with an area of 0.004 km2 (0.0015 sq mi).

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