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Istanbul


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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus strait, and includes parts on both the European side (Thrace) and the Asian side (Anatolia) - making it the only city in the world that contains parts in two different continents. As of 2007, Istanbul had an estimated population of 11,008,790.

Istanbul has a very long history and has been known during its existence by a variety of different names (some of which are still in use in some parts of the world) including "Byzantium", "Constantinople", "Tsarigrad" and "Stamboul", although since 1930, the Turkish authorities have requested foreigners to refer to the city as "Istanbul", including in their own languages. In fact, if you were to send a letter to the city using any name other than "Istanbul", you will find that the Turkish postal service will refuse to deliver the letter!

The current city was founded in 324, on the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium, by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, and intended to become the new capital of the Roman Empire. The city was initially called "Nova Roma" (New Rome), but after Constantine's death in 337 it was renamed "Constantinople" (city of Constantine). The city was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, and later the Byzantine Empire (except for the period from 1204 to 1261, when it was ruled by Western European crusaders as the capital of the Latin Empire of Constantinople). The city remained the capital of the Byzantine Empire until it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1453 - the city then became the capital of Ottoman Empire, and remained so until the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1922.

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Rick Steves Istanbul

By Lale Surmen Aran

imusti
Released: March 29th, 2016
Paperback (476 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Rick Steves
  • Brand: imusti
  • ISBN: 1631213059
  • EAN: 9781631213052
  • PartNumber: Color and B&W maps, B&W photos throughou
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 7
  • Number of Pages: 476
  • Authors: Lale Surmen Aran, Tankut Aran
  • Publication Date: March 29th, 2016
  • Release Date: March 29th, 2016
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 4.5 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.85539357656 Pounds
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DK Eyewitness Istanbul (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: June 21st, 2016
Paperback (280 pages)

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  • Brand: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBNs: 9781465440631, 1465440631
  • EAN: 9781465440631
  • PartNumber: Illustrations, unspecified
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Fol Pap/Ma
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: June 21st, 2016
  • Release Date: June 21st, 2016
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  • Size: 8.75 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.68 Inches
  • Weight: 1.15 Pounds
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Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Rough Guides Pocket)

By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: September 3rd, 2019
Paperback (168 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Rough Guides
  • ISBN: 1789194520
  • EAN: 9781789194524
  • PartNumber: 55987186
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Author: Rough Guides
  • Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
  • Release Date: September 3rd, 2019
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  • Size: 7.3 Inches by 3.9 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.5 Pounds
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Lonely Planet Istanbul (City Guide)

By Lonely Planet & James Bainbridge

Lonely Planet
Released: February 21st, 2017
Paperback (256 pages)

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  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1786572281, 9781786572288
  • EAN: 9781786572288
  • PartNumber: 44734477
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 9
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Virginia Maxwell, James Bainbridge
  • Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
  • Release Date: February 21st, 2017
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  • Size: 7.8 Inches by 5.2 Inches by 0.85 Inches
  • Weight: 0.64815905028 Pounds
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Istanbul (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: January 21st, 2020
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBN: 0241407753
  • EAN: 9780241407752
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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: January 21st, 2020
  • Release Date: January 21st, 2020
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  • Size: 7.5 Inches by 4.06 Inches by 0.39 Inches
  • Weight: 0.4629707502 Pounds
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Istanbul: Travel Journal, Traveling Journal, Travelers Journal, Travel Gift, Tourism Journal - 6" x 9" 120 pages - Lined Journal

By BENYOU Traveling

Independently published
Released: June 2nd, 2020
Paperback (120 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798650659686
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  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Author: BENYOU Traveling
  • Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
  • Release Date: June 2nd, 2020
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Istanbul (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: November 1st, 2016
Paperback (128 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
  • ISBNs: 146544579X, 9781465445797
  • EAN: 9781465445797
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
  • Release Date: November 1st, 2016
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  • Size: 7.53 Inches by 4.01 Inches by 0.36 Inches
  • Weight: 0.45 Pounds
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Istanbul: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

DGV
Released: December 7th, 2015
Hardcover (144 pages)

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  • Brand: DGV
  • ISBN: 3899556232
  • EAN: 9783899556230
  • PartNumber: 376635
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  • Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: December 7th, 2015
  • Release Date: December 7th, 2015
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  • Size: 8.44 Inches by 5.69 Inches by 0.56 Inches
  • Weight: 0.7495716908 Pounds
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Istanbul in 3 Days (Travel Guide 2020 with Travel Itinerary, Photos and Online Maps): What to do in Istanbul, best Istanbul hotels, top restaurants, local tips and Google maps with best spots.

By Istanbul Travel Guide 2016

Kindle Edition (53 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 53
  • Author: Istanbul Travel Guide 2016
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