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Istanbul Travel Guide, Istanbul Travel Profile Video
Istanbul Travel Guide Video
Istanbul is considered to be Europe's most populous city. It also acts as Turkey's major cultural and financial trading center.
The city itself is located on the Bosphorus Strait, encompassing the natural harbor of the Golden Horn to the northwest of the country.
Perhaps the most prominent aspect about Istanbul is that the city extends both on the European side known as Thrace and on the Asian side known as Anatolia side of the Bosphorus
and therefore is the only metropolis around the globe which sits on two continents.
Over the centuries, Istanbul has been served by various major ancient civilisations. It was used as the capital city during the Roman Empire (330-395), the Byzantine Empire (395-1204 and 1261-1453), the Latin Empire (1204-1261),
and lastly the Ottoman Empire (1453-1922).