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Bosphorus Night View from Cengelkoy
Istanbul

Çengelköy is a neighbourhood of Üsküdar district on the Asian shore of Istanbul, Turkey found between Beylerbeyi and Vaniköy. It is a mainly residential district. There were many mansions built there in the Ottoman period. It is world famous for the small cucumbers once grown there, which are now grown in Kandıra.

Copyright: Hakan Durgut
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11234x5617
Taken: 08/08/2009
Hochgeladen: 13/08/2009
Aktualisiert: 02/03/2015
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Tags: cengelkoy; istanbul; boğaz; bosphorus
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Istanbul (historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see the other names of Istanbul) is the largest city of Turkey and the third largest city in the world. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province.It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world which is situated on two continents. In its long history, Istanbul served as the capital city of the Roman Empire (330–395), the East Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395–1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin Empire (1204–1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453–1922). The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The historic areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.