Istanbul

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“Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople” — Jimmy Kennedy, Istanbul, 1953 As the above, profound lyrics demonstrate, Istanbul is not Constantinople.

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The Old City of Istanbul is the oldest part of Istanbul, and the location of most of its historical sights.
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Galata, and Beyoğlu further north with its main thoroughfare, the pedestrianized Istiklal Street, and the adjoining Taksim Square is the district of Istanbul north of Sultanahmet/Old City, across the Golden Horn.
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The Asian Side or the Anatolian Side is the half of Istanbul that is on the Asian mainland, east of the Bosphorus.
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Along the Bosphorus, the strait that lies between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, and separating Europe and Asia, lies a number of neighborhoods each with a different character, palaces of the late Ottoman period, and parks.
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An archipelago of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara just off the Asian coast of Istanbul, the Princes' Islands are a perfect escape whenever the frantic crowds of Istanbul start to overwhelm you.
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The Golden Horn is the district of Istanbul surrounding the banks of the body of water of the same name, which is a bay of the Bosphorus along its western, European coast.
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The Western Suburbs are a collection of Istanbul neighborhoods, lying west of the city walls of the old city.
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This district of Istanbul contains neighborhoods like Elmadağ, Nişantaşı, Kurtuluş, and Şişli …
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Istanbul

  • Location:  , , , ,
  • Population:  14,700,000
  • Post code:  34122
  • IATA airport code:  IST
  • Latitude:  41° 2' 13.2" (41.037°) north
  • Longitude:  28° 59' 6.4" (28.9851°) east
  • Average elevation:  39 meters (128 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Istanbul
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Istanbul

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Other Names for Istanbul

  • Arabic:  اسطنبول
  • Bulgarian:  Tsarigrad, Истанбул
  • Catalan:  Constantinoble, Istanbul
  • Czech:  Byzantion, Istanbul
  • Danish:  Istanbul
  • Dutch:  Constantinopolen, Istanbul
  • English:  Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul
  • Esperanto:  Konstantinopolo
  • Finnish:  Byzantion, Istanbul
  • French:  Byzance, Istanbul
  • German:  Byzantion, Istanbul
  • Greek:  Βυζάντιο, Βυζαντιο, Ισταμπουλ, Ισταμπούλ, Κωνσταντινουπολη, Κωνσταντινούπολη, στην Πόλι [stimˈboli]
  • Hebrew:  ביזנטיון
  • Hindi:  इस्तांबुल
  • Hungarian:  Bizánc, Isztambul, Konstantinápoly
  • Icelandic:  Istanbúl
  • Italian:  Costantinopoli, Istanbul
  • Japanese:  イスタンブール, ビュザンティオン
  • Korean:  비잔티온
  • Latin:  Byzantium
  • Latvian:  Stambula
  • Low German:  Byzanz
  • Macedonian:  Византија (Vizantija)
  • Norwegian:  Istanbul
  • Old Norse:  Mikligarður
  • Polish:  Istambuł, Stambuł
  • Portuguese:  Istambul
  • Russian:  Стамбул
  • Serbian:  Истанбул
  • Slovak:  Byzantion
  • Spanish:  Constantinopla, Estambul
  • Swedish:  Byzantion, Istanbul, Konstantinopel, Micklagård
  • Ukrainian:  Стамбул
  • Constantinopoli
  • Constantinopolis
  • Istamboul
  • Konstantinoupolis
  • Kustantiniyah
  • Stamboul
  • Stambul
  • Κωνσταντινούπολις
  • 伊斯坦布尔

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