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Where is Istanbul Located



As shown in the given Istanbul location map that Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus Strait in the north-west region of Turkey.



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Description: The map showing location map of Istanbul in Turkey.
As shown in the given Istanbul location map that Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus Strait in the north-west region of Turkey. Here it covers natural harbor known as the Golden Horn. Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey and historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople.

Strategically, Istanbul is very much important because it falls under the Europe continent. Because of its large area, it is also known as megacity; Istanbul is the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. Furthermore, Istanbul is a listed as alpha world city. Surprisingly, Istanbul was selected as a European Capital of Culture for the year 2010 and European Capital of Sports for the year 2012. Above all, the historic areas of the city were already added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

Moreover, Istanbul is the largest industrial centre of Turkey by employing about 20% of Turkey's industrial labor and by contributing 38% of Turkey's industrial workspace. Along with the neighbor province, Istanbul produces cotton, fruit, olive oil, silk, and tobacco. The important industries are textile production, oil products, rubber, metal ware, leather, chemicals, electronics, glass, machinery, automotive, transport vehicles, paper and paper products, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and alcoholic drinks.

Interesting Facts about Istanbul



Country: Turkey
Region: Marmara
Province: Istanbul
Location: North-west
Area: 5,343 km2
Postal codes: 34010 to 34850 & 80000 to 81800
Area codes: (+90) 212 (European side) & (+90) 216 (Asian side)
Time zone: UTC+2
Climate: Mediterranean