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 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.
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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 populati…on 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.
The former name of Istanbul is: Constantinople Before is was renamed Constantinople (in honor of the Roman emperorConstantine, this city was called Byzantium and New Rome).
The former name of Istanbul was Constantinople and before that it was named Byzantium.
The old western empires called Istanbul, Constantinopolis. The modern Turkish name Istanbul has been used since the 10th century, at first in Armenian and Arabic and then in T…urkish sources. It derives from the Greek phrase "ÎµÎ¹Ï ÏÎ·Î½ Î ÏÎ»Î¹Î½" "Eis tin polin" or "ÏÏÎ·Î½ Î ÏÎ»Î·" "Stin poli", both meaning "in the city" or "to the city"; a similar case is Stimboli, Crete.
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.
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.
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…nd 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 had 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?"
Istanbul was once called Constantinople.
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 assumed 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!
Asia and Europe.
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.
In Roman Empire
During the Roman empire, Istanbul's name was at first Byzantium, then a new city was built on that site and called Constantinople. Its name later reverted to Byzantium.