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.
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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 population in excess of 12million. Instanbul is located in southeast Europe, although Turkey (thecountry in which it is located) is …mainly in Asia. Istanbul includes part of the Bosphorus strait in its urban area.The Bosphorus divides Europe from Asia and by crossing theBosphorus bridge you can cross from one continent to another.Therefore Istanbul is in both Europe and Asia, the only metropolisin the world to straddle two continents. (MORE)
The link below takes you to a clickable map of Istanbul , by the municipality of Istanbul. Click Eminonu for the old town locations ( it is the peninsula on the left bottom of Bosphorus straits , which you may identify on the map as a separation between the lands on the left and right : http://se…hirrehberi.ibb.gov.tr/MapForm.aspx?&rw=2D8&cl=4F8 This map above refers to the names of places with no reference in English. Below is the link for Google's clickable map : http://maps.Google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=tr&msa=0&ll=41.002055,29.008198&spn=0.11815,0.31929&z=12&om=0&msid=117336918484605785961.000445a2f1e8bef1b6e4f A basic locations map is : http://web.mit.edu/space/www/kip_antalyaresimleristanbul.jpg ( though ALL that is shown on this map is Istanbul, not only where the map reads so. A basic good one to have an overall igood dea on common location is http://www.travelturkey2006.comphotogalleryistanbul_map%20copy.jpg A step above basic map : A bit more detailed map with some names in English including visitor's interest sites. Map for those who are interested in distant district locations 50 km distance from the nucleus . Includes the center but details are lacking : http://www.tylerschnaidt.com/blocked/nph-index.pl/010110A/http/220.127.116.11/~ilker/rehbersizfotoistanbul_map-optimized.jpg Small but useful old town map in English with the list and names of sites in English : http://istanbul.atlantis-hotel.tobook.commaps5975_Atlantis%20Hptel%20map%20788-atlantis-hotel-istanbul-map.jpg very large old town map showing only main streets and some of the highlights only : http://www.lib.utexas.edu/mapsworld_citiesistanbul.jpg Byzantine Constantinople map : http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/turkey/istanbulmapspinargenti_1573_istanbul_b.jpg Finally a one click stop for many Istanbul map selections : http://www.istanbulguide.net/istguide/map/index.htm Old town medium size map with detailed historical site references : http://www.istanbulguide.net/istguide/map/istanbulhistorical.htm (MORE)
Istanbul is a city within the country of Turkey and accordingly has a municipal government consisting of a mayor and a governor.
It is not currently a capitol. It was the capitol of the Byzantine Empire in the 3-5th centuries, and an important port city always. It is located in Turkey.
Istanbul is on the North-Western Turkey on Marmara Region between Marmara Sea and Black Sea and splitted by Bophorus as Asian and European side.
A flight from Don Muang Airport in Bangkok to Ataturk Airport inIstanbul will take 11 hours and 12 minutes. Bangkok is four hoursahead of Istanbul.
Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is a principal city of the Turkish Republic. (The capital of Turkey was moved to Ankara.)
Religion in Istanbul is Islam. But there are many other religions like Jewish and Christians
About 8,200 km by airplane (ref:http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distance.html), so on a map that would be less.\n. \nTravel time by air is 10:40 from Toronto to Istanbul, and 11:10 the other way (http://www.thy.com).
Yes, you can fly to istanbul from New York JFK and Chicago non-stop by Turkish Airlines and Delta Airlines. It takes almost 10 hours. In october 2008, Washington DC-Istanbul flights will be available by Turkish Airlines, too.. You can also fly with with a layover in almost any European country. Bri…tish Airways is one of my favorites, and it cuts your travel in pieces. (MORE)
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 population is more than that, because there are lots of tourists coming everyday and also there are lots of migrants also living at… the city without officially having settlement. they seem to live in other cities, but they didn't show that they have migrated. . According to a poll in 2007 the population is 10,291,102. . Population (2008) 12,697,164 . For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section. (MORE)
Ä°stanbul is the most crowded city of Turkey - not a country. And Turkey is a Democratic Republican Country. People vote for the political parties just like most countries in Europe.
The driving distance from Istanbul, Turkey to Antalya, Turkey is444.3 miles. The travel time for this trip is 8 hours 4 minutes.
go from istanbul to sofia(bulgarian capital) either by bus or by train which is not expensive then take a bus from sofia to Paris it costs 95 euro ( approximately)
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. (MORE)
Istanbul is in Turkey, and Turkey is a Moslem country. From what I know, it is about 98% Moslem, though the veiling of women is not obligatory.
\nBosphorus ( BoÄaziÃ§i in Turkish) seperates European istanbul from Asian Istanbul. \n. \nIstanbul is surrounded with Black Sea at the north and Marmara Sea at the south. Here Bosphorus is the sea flow of these two seas.
It is the only part of Turkey that is connected to both Europe and Asia
Istanbul is a very old city, originally founded as a trading city by the ancient Greeks and called Byzantium. Later, the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire (Constantine) renamed it after himself (Constantinople) and moved the capital of the Roman Empire there from Rome. Later, after the fal…l of Rome it became the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire for almost a thousand years until it was captured by the Ottoman Turks, renamed Istanbul, and it was their capital until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in World War 1. After that Istanbul remained the capital of Turkey, and so it is today. It is a very famous city with a long history. (MORE)
The area around the place today knowing as Istanbul, was founded in 7 th century BC . Its name was Byzantion , named after Byzas * , the king of the Hellenic city of Megara * . (Megara was and is a city just an hour away of Athens, Hellas). The development and the growing of the cit…y was profane because of the geographical spot it was chosen. It became a great commercial centre of the period connecting the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea and the Hellenic metropolis and colonies. The city of Byzantion has had other named too. One of them is Eptalofos, which means that is surrounded by 7 hills * . When Constantine I, decided to transfer the capital of the Roman Empire from Rome to another place with strategic orientation he chose Byzantion. This happened in 330 AD and he gave to the city the name " ÎÎÎ± Î¡ÏÎ¼Î· " (=Nea Romi, = New Rome, Nova Roma in latin). This name did not last for long and it was replaced by the name "Constantinople". ÎÏÎ½ÏÏÎ±Î½ÏÎ¹Î½Î¿ÏÏÎ¿Î»Î· (Constantinoupolis) means the polis (=city) of Constantine. After the separation of the Roman Empire in 395 AD by Theodosius I, the Eastern Roman Empire knew a period of great rise and blossom in many sectors; political, economical, trade, land conquering, science, etc.. Its glory was great as well due to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, being provoked by the invasion of mostly Germanic tribes into its lands * . On the other side, the Eastern Romans were expanding into the Balkans, Asia Minor and Black Sea region, Middle East and North Africa. Only Emperor Ioustinianos on 6 th century AD tried to reunite the two parts of the Roman Empire by conquering the westerns lands * , but this didn't last for long. All this time, Byzantines have come in contact with lots of tribes and civilization from the North, the West and the East. Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Huns, Avars and Slavs (8th century AD), Arab kingdoms and then sultanates, Seljuks * (11th century AD) etc.. Using the Hellenic language as the official language of the state since the times of Constantine I, scripts and texts inform us that the citizens where calling Constantinoupolis as just "Polis" with P capital letter. This way they wanted to show its glory it was threw these centuries. So, during the victorious wars after the battles the sergeants, generals and soldiers were shouting loud: " ÎÎ¹Ï ÏÎ·Î½ Î ÏÎ»Î¹Î½ " (=Eis tin Polin, which means "Let's lead back to Polis) in order to return to the capital, bring the victorious news and celebrate. It is said, by historians of the era, that the Arabs hearing those shouts made it, by passing the time, as Istanbul, which later used by Ottomans * gave its current name. One Polis, variety of names! *Have a look at the links in the Related Links section below (MORE)
It is in Both Europe and Asia, the only city in the world that liein two continents.
Of course not, it is the same country, Do you need passport to go to California from New York?
There is no any mountain in Istanbul although there are many hills. The highest point of Istanbul is the Aydos Hill, there is on the Asian side of the city on Kartal District which is 537 metres high.
Yes. Answer 2 The question needs to be qualified, i.e. freedom to do what? orfreedom from what? For example, in Istanbul, the media isrelatively free. Religious worship is generally free. However,there is no freedom for civilians to carry weapons.
No. It is in Turkey, on the European side of the Bosporus, the place where the Black Sea empties toward the Mediterranean Sea.
The climate in Istanbul is generally similar to Marmara region ; summer months are warm and humid with very little rain especially between July-August, winter months can be cold and wet with some snow but not that much extreme as some other areas of Turkey. Spring and autumn are mild and this would… be the best time for visitors. (MORE)
It changes. There is a large population of Muslims, but Turkey istheoretically a secular country. Sunni Muslims make-up themajority, but there is also a large population of Alevis (approx.1.3 million live in Istanbul). There is still a Christianpopulation (mainly Orthodox Armenians, Syrian Christian…s, and asmall Greek population) in Istanbul, but it has been dwindlingsince the events of 1915. Non-Muslims made up approx. 50% of thepopulation of Istanbul in 1914. They now number around 100,000.There is also a small Jewish population estimated to be around3,000. (MORE)
It is not clear. In some resources, it is the different pronunciation of Medieval Greek name of the city "is tin Ëpolin". In some sources, it is mentioning it is something related the word Islam. The official name of Istanbul was Konstaniye until the 1930s, even though Istanbul was a popular name… for the city as early as the mid 1500s. (MORE)
Approximately 10 million tourists visit Turkey each year and thisnumber has been growing. As with any large city, be careful. Also,be prepared because not many people speak English outside thetourist areas. That being said, it is a favorite destination ofmany and a definite must-see.
\nIt was originally the city of Constantinople until it was overun by the Turks in 1453
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 and Istiklal Street as well as the Art Museum, the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sophia. There is also some of the best food to be h…ad on the planet, including Lokhum, Kebab, Baklava and Turkish breakfasts. The waterfront provides a good walk and villages like Kadikoy, Ortakoy, Mecediyekoy, Uskudar etc also make a great visit. It is worth keeping in mind that Istanbul is massive, and most tourists see very little of it. It is a city where east meets west, where traditional thought meets progressive vision, and those contrasts are both visible and impressive if you get away from the typical tourist attractions. If you truly want to enjoy and get a feel for Istanbul, do everything you can to directly experience the culture and the people. Ask not "what is there to do in Istanbul, as only, what ISN'T there to do?" (MORE)
-Bosporus -City located in two Continents (Europe & Asia) -Hagia Sophia -Constantinople -Byzantium -Sultanahmet Mosque -Taksim Square -Basilica Cistern -Fenerbahce Sports Club
"old city" istanbul is surrounded by city walls , so new istanbul must be out of city walls
Istanbul is on Time Zone: 3 PM = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which makes it 4PM local time in Istanbul. . You can get more information from here . http://www.i-gunler.com/Turkey
Istanbul got its name from the Greek vernacular:" ee steen poli". When a person would be asked " where are you going?" the long answer would be "to Constantinople", the short answer would be " ee steen poli"Translated from Greek:" to the City".After Constantinople was conquered by the Turks it was a…ssumed out of common usage that the name of the city was "ee steen poli" which eventually translated to "ee Stan bool".......Istanbul in Turkish. There you go! (MORE)
the largest capital and former capital of turkey The name is derived from the Greek "Ein ten polin" (into the city)
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 different books offer opposing opinions. Though it may have been referred to as Istanbul earlier on, the name was officially… changed from Constantinople in 1930 under the founder of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk. The varying answers among such a seemingly simple question point to the overall complexity and intrigue of one of the world's most important and interesting cities. (MORE)
The monthly average temperature in Istanbul in May is 20C (68F)during the day and 12C (54F) at night.
The flight distance from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul, Turkey is: 5,179 miles / 8,335 km
The straight line distance between Washington and Istanbul is approximately 5218 miles or 8397 kilometers.
No, Istanbul is not a state or a country, it is the biggest city/province of Turkey .
Istanbul's districts extend far from the city center along the full length of the Bosphorus (with the Black Sea at top and the Sea of Marmara at bottom).
Constantinople was the Greco-Roman name given to the city in honor of Emperor Constantine. It was changed by the Turks to reflect it's passage into Turkish hands.
Istanbul is located over ancient Byzantine settlements Constantinople, Scutari, Khalkedon, Kartalimen, Palekenon etc. The first settlers of Istanbul was in Khalkedon (today's KadÄ±kÃ¶y district) were Megarans since 680 BC. Since 660 BC, another Megaran clan settled on Constantinople region, they… named there as Byzantion to honour their leader Byzas. (MORE)
Istanbul is one of the most popular attraction points for touristsin Turkey. I had a trip to there two months ago and really thatplace is so nice. Here is list of some places where you must go onyour Istanbul trip. . Aya Sofya . TopkapÄ± Palace . Blue Mosque . Basilica Cistern . Hippodro…me . Istanbul Archaeology Museum . Grand Bazaar (MORE)
Yes Istanbul and Byzantium are the same city. Among the names of Istanbul, the most notable are Byzantium, Constantinople and Stamboul, although the city has been known through the ages under various other names. Each of them is associated with different phases of its history and with different lang…uages. It was first named Byzantium in 667 BCE by Greek colonists. (MORE)
Istanbal is unique because it was once the city of constantinople which was the capital of the Byzantine empire then the Ottoman Empire after there conguest of Byzantine empire, it is the capital of Turkey, and it is the port city where the small strait is that leads from the Aegean Sea to the Black… Sea. (MORE)
If you haven't seen this beautiful city yet, you should. You can find different cultures from the history and you can also find the Islamic, Christian and Jewish cultures together. Turkish people are amazing, they are so kind and nice. Istanbul is a fantastic city.
600 kilometres taking this route: . Follow O3 (E80) to D100 to K INAL I and TEKIRDAÄ , west of the city itself. . D100 is E84. Follow E84 to E90 at the roundabout, past TekirdaÄ (you will see the Shell station). Continue straight (2nd exit) on E90. . Take E90 to Thessaloniki.
Becklevia,Moausk,Churches and you may think im tricking you but anlandform in istanbul is called yollo yollo in arabic mean large