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Istanbul

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geographical name Is·tan·bul \ˌis-tən-ˈbül, -ˌtan-, -ˌtän-, -ˈbu̇l, ˈis-tən-ˌ, or with m for n\

Definition of Istanbul

  1. city NW Turkey on the Bosporus & Sea of Marmara; ∗ of preindependence Turkey & earlier ∗ of Ottoman Empire pop 6,620,241



Variants of istanbul

or formerly

Constantinople

play \ˌkän-ˌstan-tə-ˈnō-pəl\ or ancient

Byzantium

play \bə-ˈzan-tē-əm, -ˈzan-sh(ē-)əm\

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