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Istanbul’s geographical and historical importance

Posted by sea on February 12, 2022
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Istanbul is one of the largest cities in Turkey, and ranks seventh in the world in population. It has an estimated population of 15 million. Istanbul is also the touristic, cultural, cultural and economic capital of the Republic of Turkey 

Istanbul is located in northwestern Turkey along the Marmara region and contains a variety of lands that extend to the Asian and European continents

Istanbul is called by many names such as:

(Astana – Byzantium – Islampol – Constantinople – the city of minarets – the city of the seven hills)

  • The history of Istanbul and the importance of its geographical location 

  • Istanbul’s location on the Bosphorus which includes the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn (Turkish: Haliç or Altın Boynuz) is located in the northwest. The city extends along the European side of the Bosphorus, also known as “Thrace”, and the Asian side or “Anatolia,
  • The city has a sense of holiness around it, because it was very important to its residents and the people of neighboring countries from an ancient Christian religious point of view. The city played an important role for Christians after the Byzantine Empire converted to Christianity before it became the capital of the Ottoman Empire in 1516.
  • In 2010, Istanbul was chosen as the Common Capital of European Culture, and in 1985 it was recognized by UNESCO as a heritage site. 

 

  • Facts and figures about the city of Istanbul

  • The city is divided into 40 municipalities, of which 27 constitute the city center. All these municipalities are known as Greater Istanbul.

 

Total area of ​​the city 5461 km2
land area 5343 km2
Central city area 1830 km2
  • In economic terms, Istanbul is the largest industrial center in Turkey, and Istanbul gets the highest rating in growth rates in Turkey
export ratio 55%
Industrial Production Ratio 38%
Employment rate 20%
  • Istanbul municipalities 

  • This is a picture of the city of Istanbul showing the names of the areas in Istanbul in Arabic and their distribution on the map:
  • Managing Istanbul, a city of gigantic size, is a very difficult challenge. To make things easier, they were divided into smaller municipalities. The Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul is the headquarters of these municipalities and supervises their operations.
Istanbul municipalities

Istanbul municipalities

 

Kucukcekmece

Kucukcekmece

Greater Istanbul

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Arnaout Koi

Arnavutkoy

Sarir

Sariyer

Avcilar

Avcılar

Silivri

silivri

Basaksehir

Basaksehir

Sultan Ghazi

Sultangazi

Gardens

Bagcilar

Sisli

Foggy

Bakirkoy

Bakirkoy

Borno olives

olive nose

Hutchley Effler

Bahcelievler

Princesses Islands

Islands

Bayram Pasha

Bayrampasa

Atta famous

Atasehir

Besiktas

Besiktas

becuase

Beykoz

Beylikduzu

Beylikduzu

chokme koy

Cekmekoy

Beyoglu

Beyoglu

Kartal

Eagle

Buyukcekmece

Buyukcekmece

Cady Qui

Kadikoy

Chamlija

Camlica

good money

Malta

Schnler

Esenler

Bendik

Pendik

Esenyurt

Esenyurt

سنجاك تبه

Sancaktepe

Sultan Eyup

Eyupsultan

Sultanbeyli

Sultanbeyli

Conqueror

Fatih

scarf

Chile

Ghazi Osman Pasha

Gaziosmanpasa

Tuzla

Tuzla

Gungoran

Gungoren

38. Umraniye

Umraniye

Kate Hannah

Kağıthane

escudar

Uskudar

The Arab community in Istanbul 

Istanbul is currently considered a city that contains a large Arab community, because it is an economic city that attracts many investors and business owners, which Istanbul gives them a distinguished geographical location. The Syrian community tops the list of Arab nationalities in Istanbul 

“In the latest statistics of the Turkish Economic Policy Research Center, 
the statistics showed that the number of Syrian companies established in Turkey during the past year 2018 increased by 85%, which is equivalent to 11.8% of the total number of foreign companies established in Turkey. The Turkish Endowment indicated in its report that The number of Syrian companies in Turkey during last September of 2018 amounted to 163 companies, and the total capital of the Syrian companies partnering with Turkish companies amounted to (28.9 million Turkish liras), equivalent to (5.3 million dollars) during the aforementioned period. The Turkish Endowment report added that most of The Syrian companies that were established in Turkey last September were in the wholesale trade sector, and they constituted 16.1% of the total foreign joint companies

 

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