Turkey - Istanbul

Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city of Turkey.

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Istanbul is a megacity, the cultural, economic, and financial center of Turkey. Located in the northwest of the country, it lies on the Bosphorus strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn.

Istanbul was named a joint European Capital of Culture for 2010 and the European Capital of Sports for 2012. The historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

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