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İstanbul is the most populous city in Turkey as well as its cultural and financial center. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. İstanbul's population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest in Europe and the world. Istanbul was designated as one of three European Capitals of Culture in 2010. İstanbul is divided by the Bosphorus Strait, the dividing line between Europe and Asia, the estuary of the Golden Horn bisecting the western part and the Sea of Marmara forming a boundary to the south. Most sights are concentrated in the old city on the peninsula of Sultanahmet, to the west of the Bosphorus between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Mamara. Across the Golden Horn to the north lie Galata, Beyoğlu and Taksim, the heart of modern İstanbul, while Kadıköy is the major district on the less-visited Anatolian side of the city. The Black Sea forms the northern boundary of İstanbul.
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