Welcome to İzmit, the central district of Kocaeli province in Turkey. Located on the Gulf of İzmit in the Sea of Marmara, this city is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and steeped in rich history. İzmit was known as Nicomedia and Ólbia in antiquity, serving as the eastern and most senior capital city of the Roman Empire between 286 and 324. Today, visitors can explore numerous attractions in the city center and its adjacent region, including the remains of the ancient Acropolis, Agora, Amphitheater, Nymphaeum, Necropolis, the Demeter Temple, the Hellenistic Üçtepeler Mound, and more. The city is also home to a large oil refinery, major paper and cement factories, and the Ford Motor Company plant, which produces Transit/Tourneo vans for Europe. Kocaeli province has attracted over 1200 industrial investments and contains 18 of the 100 largest enterprises in Turkey. Visitors can enjoy traditional Turkish treats like Pişmaniye and explore the city’s bustling port and transportation hub, which boasts 5 ports and 35 industrial docks. Come and experience the unique blend of ancient history and modern industry that İzmit has to offer!