It is located 41.01 latitude and 28.95 longitude and it is situated at elevation 39 meters above sea level. Istanbul has a population of 11,174,257 making it the biggest city in Istanbul.What is the capital of Istanbul?
It controlled rail networks between the Balkans and the Middle East, and was the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. In 1923, after the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara was chosen as the new Turkish capital, and the city's name was changed to Istanbul.What is the history of Istanbul?
The city today known as Istanbul has been the site of human settlement for approximately three thousand years. The settlement was founded by Thracian tribes between the 13th and 11th centuries BC, whose earliest known name is Lygos.