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Encyclopedia > Istanbul Province
Istanbul Province
Location of Istanbul Province in Turkey
Overview
Region: Marmara Region, Turkey
Area: 5,196 (km²)
Total Population 11,622,257 TUIK 2006 (est)
Licence plate code: 34
Area code: 0212 European side; 0216 Asian side
Governor Muammer Güler
Governor Website http://www.istanbul.gov.tr
Weather forecast turkeyforecast.com/weather/istanbul

Istanbul Province is a province located in north-west Turkey. It has an area of 5,196 km² and a population of 11,622,257 (2006 est). The population was 10,018,735 in 2000. It is surrounded by the provinces of Tekirdağ to the west, Kocaeli to the east, the Black Sea to the north and the Sea of Marmara to the south. The Bosphorus (Boğaziçi) Strait divides the province in two parts: the European side and the Asian side. The capital of the province is the city of Istanbul which covers much of the province. Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links Istanbul_Turkey_Provinces_locator. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1056x816, 55 KB) Map of the districts of Istanbul province in Turkey. ... Below each region you will find associated Cities with the region. ... Marmara Region Marmara Region, Turkey|Marmara Region (Marmara Bölgesi) // Marmara Region Balikesir Province Bilecik Province Bursa Province Çanakkale Province Edirne Province Ä°stanbul Province Kirklareli Province Kocaeli Province Sakarya Province TekirdaÄŸ Province Yalova Province Provinces of Turkey Category: ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... Turkish car number plates are license plates found on Turkish vehicles. ... Turkey went from six (2+4) to seven digits (3+4) local phone numbers c. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... TekirdaÄŸ province is in Trakya (Thrace), the northwestern part of Turkey. ... Izmit (also known as Ismid and Kocaeli) is a city in the northwestern part of Anatolia, Turkey. ... For other uses, see Black Sea (disambiguation). ... Map of the Sea of Marmara Satellite view of the Sea of Marmara The Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi, Modern Greek: Θάλασσα του Μαρμαρά or Προποντίδα) (also known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea) is an inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus separating the... Bosphorus - photo taken from International Space Station. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...


Districts

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Avcılar
Bağcılar
Bakırköy
Beşiktaş
Beyoğlu
Çatalca
Gaziosmanpaşa
Güngören
Kadıköy
Kağıthane
Sarıyer
Şile
Şişli

Adalar is a collection of islands just off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Avcılar is a suburb of İstanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... Bağcılar is a working class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of the city. ... Bahçelievler, Istanbul Bahçelievler is one of the middle class suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... Bakırköy is a middle class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Bayrampasa - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... This article is about a district in İstanbul. ... İstiklâl Avenue and the tram line running between Taksim Square and Tünel Beyoğlu is a district located on the European side of İstanbul, Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. ... Büyükçekmece is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Beykoz is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Çatalca is a district of Istanbul Province. ... The New Mosque seen from Golden Horn Eminönü is a district of Istanbul in Turkey. ... Eyüp is a district of the city of İstanbul and sub-province of İstanbul Province Originally this area was a village beyond the walls of the city of Istanbul but as the city grew it became incorporated into the city. ... Esenler is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Fatih is one of the largest and central districts of Istanbul, Turkey, in the heart of the city. ... Gaziosmanpaşa is a working class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey, on its European side. ... Güngören is a working class suburb of Istanbul. ... The historic Haldun Taner Theatre on the harbour of Kadıköy Kadıköy Municipality on the harbour Nostalgic tram running between Kadıköys centrum and the neighbourhood of Moda, with the Catholic Eglise de LAssomption seen in the background Historic buildings in Yeldeğirmeni Historic... Kağıthane is a working class district of the city of İstanbul, Turkey in a valley inland from the upmarket Etiler. ... Kartal is a district of Istanbul, Turkey located on the Asian side of the city, on the coast of the Marmara Sea between Maltepe and Pendik. ... Küçükçekmece is an industrial suburb on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Maltepe is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey between Kadikoy and Kartal. ... Pendik is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side between Kartal and Tuzla. ... Sarıyer is a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of European İstanbul proper. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Silivri. ... Sultanbeyli is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city. ... Şile bay Şile is a small town just outside the city of İstanbul, Turkey. ... Şişli is a cosmopolitan district of İstanbul, Turkey where many of Istanbuls Armenians live (In the Kurtulus area). ... Tuzla is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city beyond both Kartal and Pendik. ... Ümraniye is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey with a population of over 250,000, mostly Kurdish. ... Üsküdar (ancient Scutari) was a city in Bithynia in Anatolia. ... Zeytinburnu (literally, Olive Point) is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side, on the shore of the Marmara Sea just outside the walls of the ancient city, beyond the fortress of Yedikule. ... Adalar is a collection of islands just off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Avcılar is a suburb of İstanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... Bağcılar is a working class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of the city. ... Bahçelievler, Istanbul Bahçelievler is one of the middle class suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... Bakırköy is a middle class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Bayrampasa - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... This article is about a district in İstanbul. ... İstiklâl Avenue and the tram line running between Taksim Square and Tünel Beyoğlu is a district located on the European side of İstanbul, Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. ... Büyükçekmece is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Beykoz is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Çatalca is a district of Istanbul Province. ... The New Mosque seen from Golden Horn Eminönü is a district of Istanbul in Turkey. ... Eyüp is a district of the city of İstanbul and sub-province of İstanbul Province Originally this area was a village beyond the walls of the city of Istanbul but as the city grew it became incorporated into the city. ... Esenler is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Fatih is one of the largest and central districts of Istanbul, Turkey, in the heart of the city. ... Gaziosmanpaşa is a working class suburb of İstanbul, Turkey, on its European side. ... Güngören is a working class suburb of Istanbul. ... The historic Haldun Taner Theatre on the harbour of Kadıköy Kadıköy Municipality on the harbour Nostalgic tram running between Kadıköys centrum and the neighbourhood of Moda, with the Catholic Eglise de LAssomption seen in the background Historic buildings in Yeldeğirmeni Historic... Kağıthane is a working class district of the city of İstanbul, Turkey in a valley inland from the upmarket Etiler. ... Kartal is a district of Istanbul, Turkey located on the Asian side of the city, on the coast of the Marmara Sea between Maltepe and Pendik. ... Küçükçekmece is an industrial suburb on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Maltepe is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey between Kadikoy and Kartal. ... Pendik is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side between Kartal and Tuzla. ... Sarıyer is a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of European İstanbul proper. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Silivri. ... Sultanbeyli is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city. ... Şile bay Şile is a small town just outside the city of İstanbul, Turkey. ... Şişli is a cosmopolitan district of İstanbul, Turkey where many of Istanbuls Armenians live (In the Kurtulus area). ... Tuzla is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city beyond both Kartal and Pendik. ... Ümraniye is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey with a population of over 250,000, mostly Kurdish. ... Üsküdar (ancient Scutari) was a city in Bithynia in Anatolia. ... Zeytinburnu (literally, Olive Point) is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side, on the shore of the Marmara Sea just outside the walls of the ancient city, beyond the fortress of Yedikule. ...

See also

  • List of Governors of Istanbul Province
  • Bab-ı Ali

Following is a list of Governors of Istanbul in the Republican era. ... Synonym of the government of the Ottoman Empire. ...

External links

Coordinates: 41°09′27″N, 28°52′06″E Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Marmara Region Marmara Region, Turkey|Marmara Region (Marmara Bölgesi) // Marmara Region Balikesir Province Bilecik Province Bursa Province Çanakkale Province Edirne Province Ä°stanbul Province Kirklareli Province Kocaeli Province Sakarya Province TekirdaÄŸ Province Yalova Province Provinces of Turkey Category: ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Avcılar is a suburb of Ä°stanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... BaÄŸcılar is a working class suburb of Ä°stanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of the city. ... Bahçelievler, Istanbul Bahçelievler is one of the middle class suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... Bakırköy is a middle class suburb of Ä°stanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... BayrampaÅŸa (pronounced IPA /bÉ‘jrÉ‘mpɑʃɑ/) is a working class residential and industrial suburb of Ä°stanbul, Turkey on the European side of the city. ... This article is about a district in Ä°stanbul. ... Ä°stiklâl Avenue and the tram line running between Taksim Square and Tünel BeyoÄŸlu is a district located on the European side of Ä°stanbul, Turkey, separated from the old city (historic peninsula of Constantinople) by the Golden Horn. ... Beykoz is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey. ... The New Mosque seen from Golden Horn Eminönü is a district of Istanbul in Turkey. ... Eyüp is a district of the city of Ä°stanbul and sub-province of Ä°stanbul Province Originally this area was a village beyond the walls of the city of Istanbul but as the city grew it became incorporated into the city. ... Esenler is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Fatih is one of the largest and central districts of Istanbul, Turkey, in the heart of the city. ... GaziosmanpaÅŸa is a working class suburb of Ä°stanbul, Turkey, on its European side. ... Güngören is a working class suburb of Istanbul. ... The historic Haldun Taner Theatre on the harbour of Kadıköy Kadıköy Municipality on the harbour Nostalgic tram running between Kadıköys centrum and the neighbourhood of Moda, with the Catholic Eglise de LAssomption seen in the background Historic buildings in YeldeÄŸirmeni Historic... Kağıthane is a working class district of the city of Ä°stanbul, Turkey in a valley inland from the upmarket Etiler. ... Kartal is a district of Istanbul, Turkey located on the Asian side of the city, on the coast of the Marmara Sea between Maltepe and Pendik. ... Küçükçekmece is an industrial suburb on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Maltepe is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey between Kadikoy and Kartal. ... Pendik is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side between Kartal and Tuzla. ... Sarıyer is a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of European Ä°stanbul proper. ... ÅžiÅŸli is a cosmopolitan district of Ä°stanbul, Turkey where many of Istanbuls Armenians live (In the Kurtulus area). ... Ãœmraniye is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey with a population of over 250,000, mostly Kurdish. ... Ãœsküdar (ancient Scutari) was a city in Bithynia in Anatolia. ... Zeytinburnu (literally, Olive Point) is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side, on the shore of the Marmara Sea just outside the walls of the ancient city, beyond the fortress of Yedikule. ... Image File history File links Turkey_marmara. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1056x816, 55 KB) Map of the districts of Istanbul province in Turkey. ... Adalar is a collection of islands just off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. ... Büyükçekmece is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on its European side. ... Çatalca is a district of Istanbul Province. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Silivri. ... Sultanbeyli is a working class suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city. ... Åžile bay Åžile is a small town just outside the city of Ä°stanbul, Turkey. ... Tuzla is a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey on the Asian side of the city beyond both Kartal and Pendik. ... Provinces of Turkey are called iller in Turkish (singular is il, see Turkish alphabet for capitalization of i). ... 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Population is 175,500 (1990). ... Bursa is a province in western Turkey, along the Sea of Marmara. ... shows the Location of the Province Canakkale Çanakkale is a province of Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country. ... Location of Edirne Province Edirne is the westernmost province of Turkey, located in European Turkey (known in antiquity as Thrace) along the Greek border. ... shows the Location of the Province Kırklareli Kırklareli is a province of northwestern Turkey on the west coast of the Black Sea. ... Kocaeli is a province of Turkey. ... Sakarya is a province of Turkey and is located in the Marmara region. ... TekirdaÄŸ province is in Trakya (Thrace), the northwestern part of Turkey. ... Yalova is a province in northwestern Turkey, along the Sea of Marmora. ... 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