Akdeniz is a municipality and district governorate in Greater Mersin, Turkey. Mersin is one of the 30 Metropolitan centers in Turkey with more than one municipality within city borders. Now in Mersin there are four second-level municipalities in addition to Greater Mersin (büyükşehir) municipality.
Mersin was declared metropolitan centre in 1993. In the first phase the city was divided into three parts. The municipality of Akdeniz was established in 1993 as a secondary level municipality and the corresponding district governorate was established in 2008.
Akdeniz compose the centre and east of Greater Mersin at about. Among the other second level municipalities Toroslar is in the north and Yenişehir is in the west of Akdeniz. The south is bounded by theMediterranean Sea and the west is bounded by Müftü River.
According to 2011 figures the population of Akdeniz was 275,206 as of 2012. (138,631 male and 136,575 female citizens.) as of 2012.