General Information About Istanbul
ISTANBUL, is the most populous city of Turkey and the heart of the trade life is here. Many companies have their headquarters as the financial center. It is an important cultural center that has preserved its importance in every period of history and has been the capital of the empires.
The Bosphorus is one of the most important sightseeing places in Istanbul. It is one of the most important sightseeing places in Istanbul.
Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous, most important economic and cultural city. In terms of economic magnitude, 34th in the world comes first in Europe according to the order made considering the municipal boundaries in terms of population.
Istanbul is located in the north-west of Turkey, along the Marmara coast and the Bosphorus, to surround the Golden Horn. Istanbul is an intercontinental city, the European side is called the European Side or the Rumeli Side, and the Asian Side is called the Anatolian Side. In the history, the western boundaries of Istanbul, which was first established on the peninsula on which the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn were built on three sides, constituted the Istanbul Walls. In the process of development and growth, the city has 39 cities, 4 of which have been enlarged four times, each time by building the city walls to the west. There are a total of 40 municipalities within the boundaries of the metropolitan municipality.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Istanbul, M.S. The Roman Empire between 330 and 395, the Eastern Roman Empire between 395 – 1204 and 1261 – 1453, the Latin Empire between 1204 and 1261 and finally the Ottoman Empire between 1453 and 1922. Moreover, from 1517, when the caliphate passed through the Ottoman Empire, until 1924 when it was abolished, Istanbul became the center of Islam.