Istanbul meaning

ĭstăn-bo͝ol, -tän-, ĭ-stänbo͝ol
(place) Seaport in NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus.
proper name
The largest city of Turkey, in the northwest part of the country on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara. Founded c. 660 bc as Byzantium, it was refounded in ad 330 by Constantine the Great, and under the name Constantinople it became the capital of the Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire. The city was sacked by Crusaders in 1204 and taken by the Turks in 1453. Istanbul was chosen as the official name in 1930.
Turkish city and largest European city by population which was the last capital of Ottoman Empire.

Origin of istanbul

  • The name Istanbul was given to the city of Constantinople after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.The word is a bastardization of the Byzantine Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tēn Polin, “to the City”), which is how Constantinople was referred to by the local Greeks.

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