Stamboul



noun
1.
a port in NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus: built by Constantine I on the site of ancient Byzantium; capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and of the Ottoman Empire; capital removed to Ankara 1923.
noun
1.
the oldest part and principal Turkish residential section of Istanbul, south of the Golden Horn.
2.
Istanbul.
noun
1.
a port in NW Turkey, on the western (European) shore of the Bosporus: the largest city in Turkey; founded in about 660 bc by Greeks; refounded by Constantine the Great in 330 ad as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire; taken by the Turks in 1453 and remained capital of the Ottoman Empire until 1922; industrial centre for shipbuilding, textiles, etc. Pop: 9 760 000 (2005 est)) Ancient name Byzantium Former name (330–1926) Constantinople
noun
1.
the old part of Istanbul, Turkey, south of the Golden Horn: the site of ancient Byzantium; sometimes used as a name for the whole city
Istanbul [(is-tahm-bool, is-tam-bool, is-tahm-boohl, is-tam-boohl)]

Largest city in Turkey, located in the northwestern part of the country on both sides of the Bosporus.

Note: Formerly called Byzantium, then Constantinople, the city was the capital consecutively of the eastern branch of the Roman Empire, of the Byzantine Empire, and of the Ottoman Empire.

Note: It is the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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