Istanbul

Istanbul

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Istanbul ( IST-an-BUUL, US also IST-an-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] (listen)), formerly known as Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις; Latin: Constantinopolis), 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-l…
Istanbul ( IST-an-BUUL, US also IST-an-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] (listen)), formerly known as Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις; Latin: Constantinopolis), 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 (Greek: Βυζάντιον, 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 (Greek: Νέα Ῥώμη, Nea Rhomē; Latin: 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 εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (romanized: eis tḕn Pólin; 'to the City'), the appellation Greek speakers used since the 11th 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)

Airline tickets (one way) United Kingdom ➔ Istanbul

London Luton Istanbul
28 March 2023
LTN - IST
direct
Wizz Air UK
Wizz Air UK
Manchester Istanbul Sabiha
12 April 2023
MAN - SAW
direct
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Edinburgh Istanbul
20 September 2023
EDI - IST
direct
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Birmingham Istanbul
25 April 2023
BHX - IST
direct
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
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Airline tickets (one way) Istanbul ➔

Istanbul Iasi
04 May 2023
IST - IAS
direct
Wizz Air
Wizz Air
Istanbul Sabiha Plovdiv
18 March 2023
SAW - PDV
direct
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul Sabiha Ercan
29 January 2023
SAW - ECN
direct
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Istanbul Sabiha Sarajevo International
24 February 2023
SAW - SJJ
direct
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
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Direct flights to Istanbul

Meteo: Istanbul IST

Overcast
Esenler
Overcast
7
Feels like
Wind
22.0 km/h
Humidity
87%
Visibility
10.0 km
Saturday
28 January
Heavy rain
Heavy rain
Wind: 18.7 km/h
Sunday
29 January
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
Wind: 19.8 km/h
Monday
30 January
Patchy rain possible
Patchy rain possible
Wind: 14.4 km/h
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