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Istanbul, Turkey Overview

Istanbul, Turkey Overview

According to abbreviationfinder, Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey, and covers in hilly terrain on the European and on the Asian side of the Bosporus as well as on the Marmara Sea; Istanbul has (2018) 14.67 million residents (1477: about 70,000, 2nd half of the 16th century: 400,000, 1915: 860,600, 1950: 983,000, 1965: 1.74 million, 1985: 5, 49 million, 2000: 8.8 million residents). The core of the city lies on the peninsula belonging to Europe between the Sea of…

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Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

Attractions in Ankara, Turkey

According to abbreviationfinder, Ankara is 848 m above sea level on the eastern edge of a basin in the northern Central Anatolian highlands at the transition to the Pontic Mountains. Remnants of the Ottoman old town surround a steep andesite cone with the citadel. To the south is the younger district of Yenişehir (»New Town«, 1935−40) with wide boulevards, government districts and foreign embassies; further modern residential areas since 1940/50 in the south, west and east. In addition, simple housing…

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Turkey Arts

Turkey Arts

Since the century V, with the constitution of the Eastern Roman Empire, the art that over time will be defined as Byzantine developed in the territory of present-day Turkey and in particular in Constantinople , of which conspicuous testimonies remain that allow us to trace a historical profile. In the sec. V Byzantine art, still strongly linked to classical traditions, had its major center in the imperial court, whose courtly style radiated throughout the Empire through the patronage granted by…

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Turkey Guide

Turkey Guide

Country data Location: Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia (Turkey is on both continents) Time zone: CET + 1 Total area: 783,562 km² Land area: 769,632 km² Water area: 13,930 km² Length of the state border: 2,656 km Bordering countries: Armenia: 268 km Azerbaijan: 17 km Bulgaria: 240 km Georgia: 252 km Greece: 206 km Iran: 499 km Iraq: 352 km Syria: 822 km Coastline: 7,200 km Capital: Ankara Provinces: 81 Adana, Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin,…

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