Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople, is the only city in the world that straddles two continents, Europe and Asia. The city of 14 million people is the largest city in Europe and one of the most visited in the world.
Istanbul is split into three areas by bodies of water. The Bosphorus Strait separates the European side and the Asian side. The European side is further split into two by the Golden Horn. North of the inlet is Beyoĝlu (New Town) while south is the historic area, Sultanahmet.EXPLORE!