Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey which is considered its heart in terms of culture, economy and history. In Eurasia it is referred to as the transcontinental city having the historical and commercial centre lying in the side of continental Europe and almost a third of its masses living in the Eurasia’s Asian side. It has a population of around 14.4 million. Hence it is called as the largest urban agglomeration of Europe and the biggest in the middle east as well as the 6th largest city around the globe. The area of the city is 5,343 square kilometers (2,063 sq mi). This city was established on the Sarayburnu promontory in 660 BC by the name of Byzantium which as a city now called as Istanbul. It stabled into one of the highly important cities of the past.