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Istanbul

Occupying both sides of the Bosporus Strait, the important seaway that joins the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is partly in Europe and partly in Asia. The strategic importance of its location has… (See Below for Full Description)
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Occupying both sides of the Bosporus Strait, the important seaway that joins the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Istanbul is partly in Europe and partly in Asia. The strategic importance of its location has made the city one of the longest-inhabited areas in the world. It has a huge wealth of important historical sites from the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods. Today it is the largest and most economically dynamic city in Turkey. With a large practicing Muslim population and a history of secularism, Istanbul is a city constantly balancing the pull of its religious leaders with the political and economic needs of its population. Although the city is situated on a geological fault line and a major earthquake is always possible, the continuous construction of bridges and tunnels provides much-needed links between the two sides of the city. An essential introduction to a fascinating place, Istanbul presents vital insights into this remarkable city's people, economy, and culture.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-8850-0
ISBN-10 791088502
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Global Cities
Author Rob Bowden
Publication Date 2/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Commissioned photography. Full-color maps. Interviews with residents. Charts. Statistics. Glossary. Further information. Index.
Available Formats Print

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