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The city in Turkey dates from ancient times.
In the Ottoman Empire, it was called Istanbul by the Turks after it was conquered in 1453, and this is its exclusive modern name from around 1930.
It was known as Constantinople (Constantinopolis, New Rome) and was the capital of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire from 330 BC to 1453 AD.
As the ancient city of Byzantium, it was established around 660 BC, although the original settlement may be much older.

Where is Istanbul?

Istanbul is located in Turkey. It is the only city that spans twocontinents (Europe and Asia). Istanbul is one of the greatestcities in the world and as of 2007 has a populati

What is the population of Istanbul?

14,697,164 (2007) . \nWith the latest official results, it is said that Istanbul has 14 million people living in itself. \nIn some cases, some academics argue that the popula

What to do in Istanbul?

You can visit Blue mosque, take a walk along the Bosphorus or go to luxery shpo centers as Istinye Park or Ak Merkez. There are more then 10m people so you may not get bored.

What is there to do in Istanbul?

There are many historical sites to visit including palaces like the Dolmabace and the Topkapi. The Princes Islands make a day's visit. There is the Bazaar, the Beyazit Tower a

What year Istanbul named Istanbul?

1453 is the year that Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans. There is a large discrepancy over the exact year that the city was named Istanbul. Different historians and

Is Istanbul a state?

No, Istanbul is not a state or a country, it is the biggest city/province of Turkey .