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|What does Istanbul mean?
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|Istanbul is a next to the sea shore, bordering the
Marmara sea to the south and divided in half by the
See Photos of the Istanbul seashore
|Outside of the hustle and bustle of
this enormous city, there are many
pretty back streets where you can
sit, relax and talk to the locals.
|Haghia Sophia, the symbol of the city.
This building was built in the 6th century
as the city's cathedral. It was a mosque
during the Ottoman period and since the
early years of the Turkish Republic, it has
been a museum.
|Through recorded history,
dolphins have lived in Istanbul.
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|Modern Istanbul sits a top the remains
of the Ancient Roman and Byzantine
capital city, known as Constantinople.