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ˈɪs tɑnˌbʊl, -tæn-, -tɑm-Istan·bul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinoplenoun

    the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Wiktionary

  1. Istanbulnoun

    Largest city of Turkey and last capital of Ottoman Empire.

  2. Etymology: The name Istanbul was given to the city of Constantinople after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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  1. Istanbul

    Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 13.9 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the second-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Istanbul's vast area of 5,343 square kilometers is coterminous with Istanbul Province, of which the city is the administrative capital. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia. Founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. For nearly sixteen centuries following its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the last caliphate. Although the Republic of Turkey established its capital in Ankara, palaces and imperial mosques still line Istanbul's hills as visible reminders of the city's previous central role.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Istanbul in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Istanbul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Istanbul in a Sentence

  1. Rory Cole:

    If you’re going from Al Faw to Basra to Baghdad to Istanbul you’re going to have an awful lot of sites regenerating that signal, they need to be protected, each one of those hops exposes it to more interference.

  2. Ekrem Imamoglu:

    Today, 16 million Istanbul residents have renewed our faith in democracy and refreshed our trust in justice.

  3. Chris Lemanski:

    I was going through a pretty bad depression, i was kind of ready to give up and say the hell with it. The young man asked his cousin for advice on how to clear his head and he told him to take a long walk. Lemanski did just that. The traveler decided to make the journey in April 2016 after going through a period of depression. (Chris Lemanski ) In April 2016, Lemanski decided on the journey after looking up trails and saw one that went from Portugal to Istanbul, Turkey. The traveler said everything appeared to shift into place after he purchased a cheap ticket to Istanbul. Lemanski made the trek in 18 months, three of those months he was stuck in Morocco after he overstayed his visa for about three months. However, he was able to sneak out of the country and catch a boat to Germany where he continued his journey. As for how much money he spent in 18 months, Lemanski said he saved and people were generous.

  4. Ekrem Imamoglu:

    Why don't we spend our resources for our people instead of spending our resources on Kanal Istanbul, which to us is a weird project?

  5. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku. We proposed all of them, and any other city in a country from whose territory missiles do not fly would suit us.

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