Istanbul


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Istanbul ( IST-an-BUUL, US also IST-an-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] (listen)), formerly known as Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey, serving as the country's economic, cultural and historic hub. The city straddles the Bosporus strait, lying in both Europe and Asia, and has a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population of Turkey. Istanbul is the most populous European city, and the world's 15th-largest city.

The city was founded as Byzantiu…
Istanbul ( IST-an-BUUL, US also IST-an-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] (listen)), formerly known as Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey, serving as the country's economic, cultural and historic hub. The city straddles the Bosporus strait, lying in both Europe and Asia, and has a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population of Turkey. Istanbul is the most populous European city, and the world's 15th-largest city.

The city was founded as Byzantium (Byzantion) in the 7th century BCE by Greek settlers from Megara. In 330 CE, the Roman emperor Constantine the Great made it his imperial capital, renaming it first as New Rome (Nova Roma) and then as Constantinople (Constantinopolis) after himself. The city grew in size and influence, eventually becoming a beacon of the Silk Road and one of the most important cities in history.

The city served as an imperial capital for almost 1600 years: during the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204), Latin (1204–1261), late Byzantine (1261–1453), and Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. The city played a key role in the advancement of Christianity during Roman/Byzantine times, hosting four (including Chalcedon (Kadıköy) on the Asian side) of the first seven ecumenical councils (all of which were in present-day Turkey) before its transformation to an Islamic stronghold following the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE—especially after becoming the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1517.In 1923, after the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara replaced the city as the capital of the newly formed Republic of Turkey. In 1930, the city's name was officially changed to Istanbul, the Turkish rendering of the appellation Greek speakers used since the eleventh century to colloquially refer to the city.Over 13.4 million foreign visitors came to Istanbul in 2018, eight years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making it the world's eighth most visited city. Istanbul is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and hosts the headquarters of numerous Turkish companies, accounting for more than thirty percent of the country's economy.

Airports near Istanbul

Closest airports to Istanbul are Istanbul IST (TR) (36 km), Istanbul SAW (TR) (57 km), Izmit KCO (TR) (124 km), Bursa YEI (TR) (148 km), Burgas BOJ (BG) (289 km)

Cheapest flights to Istanbul

Konya Istanbul
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26-07-2022 direct
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Kutahya Istanbul
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29-06-2022 direct
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Ankara Istanbul
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04-07-2022 direct
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Izmir Istanbul
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20-08-2022 direct
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Kayseri Istanbul
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28-06-2022 direct
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Denizli Istanbul
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04-07-2022 direct
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Adana Istanbul
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25-12-2022 direct
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Direct flights to Istanbul

Meteo: Istanbul IST

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Partly cloudy
29
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30°
Wind
22.0 km/h
Humidity
48%
Visibility
10.0 km
Precipitations
0.1 mm
Monday
27-06-22
Patchy rain possible
24°
Patchy rain possible
Wind: 20.5 km/h
Tuesday
28-06-22
Moderate rain
24°
Moderate rain
Wind: 23.4 km/h
Wednesday
29-06-22
Patchy rain possible
24°
Patchy rain possible
Wind: 24.1 km/h
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