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Noun: Istanbul  ,is,tan'bûl or ,is-tun'bool
  1. The largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    - Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinople

Type of: city, metropolis, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Republic of Turkey, Turkey, Türkiye

Encyclopedia: Istanbul, Turkey