Istanbul Province

Istanbul Province is located in a central position in Marmara Region, . It connects and . Istanbul Province basically extends over two peninsulas surrounded by Black Sea, Bosphorus, and the Sea of Marmara—Çatalca to the west of Bosphorus on European mainland and Kocaeli to the east of Bosphorus on Asian mainland.

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is a town in , northwest of the city of , on the side of a wooded and gently rising hill.

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


Founded by the Polish settlers in the 19th century on the Asian side of the Bosphorus near , Polonezköy, literally the "Polish village", provides a surprising contribution to the ethnic mix of .

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Arabic:  اسطنبول Bulgarian:  Истанбул Chinese:  伊斯坦布尔 English:  Istanbul German:  Istanbul Greek:  Ισταμπούλ Irish:  Iostanbúl Japanese:  イスタンブール Norwegian:  Istanbul Russian:  Стамбул Spanish:  Provincia de Estambul Ukrainian:  Стамбул Miklagard Miklagård İst İstanbul Vilâyeti

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