Have you ever been Istanbul? If you didnt, you should see Istanbul.
Istanbul is a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey.According to the address-based birth recording system of the Turkish Statistical Institute, the metropolitan municipality (province) of the city had a population of 13.26 million as of 2010,which is 17.98% of Turkey’s population.
Istanbul is very important in history of the world.Because Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman Empire , the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire , the Latin Empire , and the Ottoman Empire .
Let’s look history of Istanbul more closely ;
TIMELINE OF THE ISTANBUL
14000 BCE Yarımburgaz Cave inhabited 22 km norht of Istanbul
6000 BCE Human skeletons exhumed from Yenikapı (south of the Old City)
4000 BCE Settlement in Fikirtepe on the Asian side of the city
1300 BCE Jason and Argonauts,in search f the golden fleece, visited Istanbul
700 BCE Megarians from mainland Greece established a colony near Topkapı Palace
73 A.D. Byzantium was incorporated into the Roman empire
Ca. 200 A.D. the Hippodrome was constructed as a copy of the Circus Maximus in Rome
324 A.D.Constantinopolis was founded by emperor Constantine
532 A.D. Hagia Sophia was built by Justinan
860 A.D. City was first attacked by Vikings
1204-1261 City conquered for the first time by 4th Crusade
1453 A.D. Sultan Mehmet II, ruler of the Ottoman empire,conquered the city
The capital city of Ottoman Empire until 1923
Today,with 15 million people and a growing economy,Istanbul is the locomotive of Turkey.