Istanbul on world map
Istanbul turkey world map. Istanbul on world map (Turkey) to print. Istanbul on world map (Turkey) to download. Istanbul is one of the world most populous cities and ranks as the world 7th-largest city proper and the largest European city (see istanbul on world map). Also straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea, Istanbul is a transcontinental city.
Considered a global city on world map, Istanbul has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world. Istanbul hosts the headquarters of many Turkish companies and media outlets and accounts for more than a quarter of the country gross domestic product. Istanbul is responsible for two fifths of the nation tax revenue.
Seven million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2010, when it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world tenth-most popular tourist destination. Istanbul biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (see istanbul on world map), but its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district.