Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey



Originally a church, later a mosque, and now a museum, the Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Byzantine emperor Justinian the Great. For a long time Hagia Sophia was the largest church in the world.


5 Negatives of Istanbul - There are over 14 million people living in Istanbul so you could forget about any kind of peace of mind or even silence. - There are frequent traffic jams in the whole city daily. - The cost of living is high in urban areas. - Smoking is aloud every where in Istanbul. - In order to keep a roof over your head you need to work 15 hours a day to make a decent amount of money.

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one the largest and oldest covered markest in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 300,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Istanbul Racing Circuit, or initially as the Istanbul Otodrom, is a 155,000 capacity motor sports race track in Akfırat village east of Istanbul, Turkey. It was used on 21 August 2005. It has been called "the best race track in the world" By one of the Formula 1 founders.

The TurkuaZoo is a public aquarium located in Bayrampaşa in Istanbul, Turkey. It was the first public aquarium in Turkey, and is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.


- Before when the Ottoman empire was in rule Istanbul was the capitle for thousands of years. - Before the Ottoman Empire took rule of Istanbul the city was named Constantinople after Roman emperor Constantine I. -Istanbul is the only transcontinental city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia. - With a population of 14.04 million, Istanbul is one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is the 2nd largest city in the world by population within city limits. -Istanbul is the fastest growing tourism destination in the world. According to a study by MasterCard in world tourist destination, Istanbul will surpass New York and Amsterdam in terms of number of visitors in 2011. 9.5 million people visited in 2012 and the Istanbul Cultural and Tourism recorded was 10,474,867 visitors in 2013. - The Ottoman Empire were the first to brew coffee correctly. [Founded in Istanbul.]


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