Where is Istanbul, Turkey?

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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    Where is Istanbul Located?

    Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, located on the Bosphorus Strait in the north-west region of Turkey. Istanbul, largest city and principal seaport of Turkey. 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.

    Istanbul Facts and Information

    Provincial seat[a]Cağaloğlu, Fatih
    Coordinates: 41°00′49″N 28°57′18″E
    Byzantion by Megarian colonists in 657 BCE
    GovernmentMayor–council government
    • BodyMunicipal Council of Istanbul
    Area2,576.85 km2 (994.93 sq mi)
    • Metro5,343.22 km2 (2,063.03 sq mi)
    Highest elevation537 m (1,762 ft)
    Population (2020)15462452 (Rank - 1st in Turkey)
    Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
    Postal code34000 to 34990
    Area code(s)
    Vehicle registration34
    Websiteibb.istanbul, www.istanbul.gov.tr
    AirportIstanbul Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTFM)
    Istanbul's motorways networkO-1, O-2, O-3, O-4 and O-7