Where is Istanbul? Istanbul’s Location

If you ask “Where is Istanbul located on a world map?” the answer is here for travellers. Istanbul is located in Turkey and it connects two continents(Asia-Europe) to each other and it is also very important city because of its geopolitic position and natural beauty. Although it is not capital city of Turkey, it is the most important and the most crowded city of Turkey -virtually 15million-.

In past, it was also capital city of the Roman Empire, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire. Istanbul consists of 39 districts which are the mostly connected to each other.  14 of them is located in Anatolian(Asian) side and 25 of them in Europe side of Istanbul. In European side there are touristic places such as Sultanahmet(Blue Mosque), Eminonu, Besiktas, Taksim and Beyoglu. Kadikoy and Uskudar are the most known districts of Anatolian side.

Besides the many Religious, particularly Muslim, special attractions such as the mosque-Mahmut Paşa Mosque. This is the oldest surviving Great Mosque of 1462, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, which also Blue Mosque is called and the Dolmabahce Mosque which right on the Bosporus, Istanbul has 8 very large museums in which many pieces from the Osmanischenreich to Modern Art are found.

Where is Istanbul and Istanbul Informations

Istanbul offers visitors a broad range of construction and works of art. Here are the many and often very old bridges would that reach across the Bosporus, the old city, the major port of Istanbul, the many large green areas which often are placement of Modern Art and the bazaars of the respective district.

The city also offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities available, including weekly concerts are held in various places

In addition to these, between the two continents  a natural scenic beauty exists: The Bosphorus in istanbul
In the following links you can see the locations of  districts and touristic destinations in Istanbul.where is istanbul located on world map
Istanbul map
There are also some information about Where is Istanbul and Istanbul’s location in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul Enjoy Istanbul !