Author(s): Mehmet Emin YAKUT
Etimesgut was established and grown as a settlement in Ankara Province in the Upper Sakarya Section of the Central Anatolia Region. The historical core of the city has developed over the benches in the north and south of the alluvial plain formed by Ankara Stream. Etimesgut was established as a sample village in the first years of the republic, 20 km from Ankara. The 50 households coming from Bulgaria are placed in residences with gardens built around the Ahi Mesut train station. Developed as a suburb of Ankara until 1990, Etimesgut has been an important part of Ankara Metropolitan settlement since it has been integrated with the city of Ankara in the last 20 years. Etimesgut had the characteristics of village and town between 1928-1960. After 1960, housing for many official institutions was built. After 2000, it became a modern and planned construction area. As of 2019, it is one of the fastest growing and developing districts of Ankara with a population of 587,052 people.