Istanbul – Turkey


The city of Istanbul in turkey is sometimes also referred to “Constantinople”. The city is the largest city in Turkey both according to area and population. Istanbul has approximately 12.6 million residents in its boundaries. The city is considered as Turkey’s main platform and hub for culture, architecture, history and financial strategies. Istanbul totally includes 39 districts. Istanbul is the city which is located on two different continents. The covered area of Istanbul is approximately about 707 square miles which makes the city the fifth largest in the world according to population density liver per square miles. The location of Istanbul city is North West side of the Marmara region in turkey.

Turkey has very mild summers with high percentage of humidity but winters are very cold, windy and snow is very often in the city during winter season. Istanbul is slightly hot and humid in the months of May to September. The city has a humidity percentage of about 79%. Winters start from October and remain until April. The city mostly receives the rainfall and snow during the months of December, January, February and March. Maximum temperature during summers can be up to 25 degrees while in summers mostly in nights it can also fall below freezing point.

Economically Istanbul is a very strong city as it has a very high impact in the overall Turkish economy. Istanbul is the city which is very rich in producing cotton, tobacco, silk and many other products. Istanbul has also gained importance economically because it hosts all the sea ports of Turkey and also international airports. Istanbul has some of the major industries of Turkey which includes Rubber industry, metal ware, chemicals, leather, transport vehicles industries, glass and many others. The city also generates its revenue from the tourism department.

Istanbul also plays an important part in the field of education as the city has a number of private and public institutions having high reputation in world. The city has almost 20 universities which allows student to specialize in many different fields. Public sector institutions are preferred more in the city because of their good results and reputation. “Istanbul University” was established in 1453 and is regarded as the oldest ever university of Turkey. Since then it has provided quality education to the students of not only Turkey but also students from different areas of the worlds. Along with Istanbul University “Istanbul Technical University” is also of great importance as it is the world’s third oldest university in the field of technology established in 1773.

In the field of sports Istanbul and Turkey have started to dominate in sports like football, basketball and volleyball. Ataturk Stadium is the biggest stadium in Turkey. The stadium has the honor of hosting UEFA champions League Final of 2005 between Liverpool FC of England and Ac Milan of Italy. Istanbul is also very famous for hosting many types of motor sport races. Out of which “Formula One Turkish Grand Prix” is the most important one.

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