Erdek Social Life
The most important agricultural activity of the district, primarily tourism, is olives. Red onion production and fishing are also abundant. There is Pomak who emigrated from Greece with the 1924 Exchange of Lausanne. They continue to speak Pomak among themselves. Pomak dishes such as milky pastry, zelnuk pastry, urus i mesu (closure), sini pita, siserka, manca, tikvinik, pitilisa, langitka, kurmidni i banik are made in the villages again. The elderly people of Crete continue to speak the Cretan Greek among themselves. The names of the villages and the locality remaining from the Greek language are still among the people. , iskafiye, polakez, apostol, castri, palata, gedeve, etc. gibi People in towns and villages speak Turkish with a Rumeli accent. Beya, be, bre, mari, eey, len, üle .. is often used by using such appeals. The district has about 301 establishments in the trade sector in March 2000. When we look at the sub-sectors bearing weight within the total number of establishments, it is because 19.3% of the workplaces are food, 18.9% are restaurant-coffeehouse, 14.3% are clothing, 13.9% are personal services and 13.7% are furniture and household goods.
Another area that should be considered economically viable is the trade sector, which is shaped by urban needs. Traders, craftsmen and craftsmen groups in the trade sector are the elements that will facilitate urban life. In order to provide more functional services to tourists during the tourism season, the problems caused by the inadequacy of the state building must be solved. There is also a need for a small industrial site where large traders and noisy craftsmen will operate.
Another economic activity in Erdek, which has gained importance with the tourism sector and has become an important source of income and employment for Erdek, is the construction sector. While the construction sector has emerged as an activity that creates income and employment, on the other hand, it has become an activity that leaves our district facing important problems especially with the opening of the regions where infrastructure services cannot be taken in 9Os. The tourism and construction sectors, which should develop without harming each other, were evaluated in line with short-term interests and became harmful to each other. In order to prevent further damage to the natural tourism texture of the district, it is obligatory to take infrastructure services to the zones opened for development and to avoid zoning of areas whose infrastructure is not completed.
One of the important economic activity areas of the district is agriculture and there is a wide variety of products in accordance with the climate and land structure. 7,840 hectares of the 30,630 hectares of the district are agricultural land. 17,686 hectares of the land outside the agricultural land is forest land. In addition to basic agricultural products such as wheat, barley, broad beans, red beans, red peppers, red onions and olives, fruit products such as apple, pear, apricot, cherry, peach, walnut and chestnut are grown in the district.
Among the basic agricultural products, red onions and olives stand out as the most important products. Olive production, which has a high economic contribution, is carried out on an area of 4.195 hectares and 5,220 tons of product is obtained. 7,500 tons of product is obtained in red onion cultivated on 1,500 decare area.