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Istanbul, Turkey : The city located in two continents

Istanbul ,Turkey is a city located on two continents -Europe and Asia.It is not the only city on two continents ,see this list.
It is the  largest city in turkey and one of the largest cities of the world.Its commercial centre lies in Europe wheras one third of its populaton lies in Asia.
Its  former name was Constantinople  and was the capital of the Byzantine empire.
Its population is 13.9 million.It is located in northwestern Turkey and spans over area of  5343 square Km.
Istanbul is a tourist destination ,it was named as  European  Capital of Culture.It is the worlds fifth most popular tourist destination.

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