From Ancient Greek Κωνσταντινούπολις (Kōnstantinoupolis, “Constantine’s city”), after Roman emperor Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus (also known as Constantine I or Constantine the Great).
- But his loyalty did not waver; he rejected the proposal and returned to Constantinople in 540.
- It is noted for the fine boxwood grown in the vicinity, is a port of call for Black Sea coasting steamers and carries on a considerable trade with Constantinople which might be increased were it not for the obstruction of the harbour by a bar.
- By the Black Sea and the vilayet of Constantinople, S.
- The important silk industry, however, began to revive about 18go, and dairy farming is prosperous; but the condition of the vilayet is far less unsettled than that of Macedonia, owing partly to the preponderance of Moslems among the peasantry, and partly to the nearness of Constantinople, with its Western influences.
- The main railway from Belgrade to Constantinople skirts the Maritza and Ergene valleys, and there is an important branch line down the Maritza valley to Dedeagatch, and thence coastwise to Salonica.