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Iz·mir(ĭz-mîr′) Formerly Smyr·na (smûr′nə)
A city of western Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir, an inlet of the Aegean Sea. Settled during the Bronze Age, Izmir is now a major port and an industrial center.
(Placename) a port in W Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir: the third largest city in the country; university (1955). Pop: 2 500 000 (2005 est). Former name: Smyrna
1. Formerly, Smyrna. a seaport in W Turkey on the Gulf of Izmir: important city of Asia Minor from ancient times. 1,985,300.
2. Gulf of. Formerly, Gulf of Smyrna. an arm of the Aegean Sea in W Turkey. 35 mi. (56 km) long; 14 mi. (23 km) wide.