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Flag of Çiğli, three successive versions versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 21 April 2020
The municipality of Çiğli (186,717 inhabitants in 2016; 49,500 ha), established on the delta marshes of river Gediz, forms the northernmost part of the town of İzmir
Ivan Sache, 8 December 2017
The flag of Çiğli (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem.
The new logo was unanimously adopted by the Municipal Council in January 2020. Sea blue was added to the previous logo, while the flamingo gained its true color, pink.
[Ben TV, 9 January 2020]
The former flag of Çiğli (photo) was white with the former municipality's emblem. An even older flag of Çiğli was white with a slightly different emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The flamingo represents the İzmir Bird Paradise.
İzmir Bird Paradise, where 289 bird species live, spreads around a 8.000 hectare area in the Çiğli Çamaltı Salt Marsh. At the bird paradise, the most observed bird species are: Flamingos, Dalmatian Pelicans, Small White Herons, Grey Herons, Storks, Reed Harries, Kestrels, Eurasian Coots, House Swallows, Rural Swallows, Sparrows, Magpies, Rural Pipits, Kingfishers, Poyraz Birds, Eurasian Thick-knees, Silver Seagulls, Little Terns, Owlets, Calandra Larks, Crested Larks, Bee-Eaters, Black-Winged Stilts, Spur-winged Plovers, Black-Tailed Godwits and Redshanks.
The reeds, islands, peninsulas and salt mash pools in the Bird Paradise area created a favorable environment for the area to become a bird paradise. The salt water of the fishpond and the salt marsh and the fresh water of the reeds; various fish and other living creatures here constitute the natural food source for the birds.
This area was certified as a Waterfowl Conservation and Breeding Ground in 1982. It is 10 kilometers from Çiğli center and 26 kilometers from Karşıyaka. The area where more than 50 thousand birds stop by annually is on the migratory route of the birds and is also an archeological and natural protected area. There is a visitor center as well as bird observation towers, binoculars and touring bikes at the Bird Paradise.
[İzmir Development Agency / Visit İzmir]
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 21 April 2929