Place:Greater Istanbul, İstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

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NameGreater Istanbul
TypeCity
Located inİstanbul, İstanbul, Turkey


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Istanbul Province, also the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi)[1] is a province of Turkey. It has an area of and is located in the Marmara region in the north-west of the country, bordered by Tekirdağ Province to the west and Kocaeli Province to the east. The Bosphorus Strait between the Black Sea to the north and the Sea of Marmara to the south divides Istanbul Province into European and Asian sides, which makes it one of only two transcontinental provinces in Turkey, along with Çanakkale Province.

Istanbul Province has a population of 14,804,116 as of 2016, making it the most populous province in Turkey. Out of a population of 12.9 million in 2009, roughly 8 million lived on the European side and the remaining 5 million lived on the Asian.

Since 2004, Istanbul Province and the metropolitan municipality of Istanbul have identical boundaries, effectively making the city and the province .

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