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Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul; English: Istanbul) (formerly known as Constantinople) is Turkey’s economic, cultural, and transportation center, a world-famous tourist attraction, and one of the prosperous international metropolises. It is located at the eastern end of the Balkan Peninsula, Boss The west bank of the south entrance of the Prussian Strait, which strangles the entrance of the Black Sea, is a key transportation hub for Europe and Asia, and its strategic position is extremely important. Covering an area of 5343 square kilometers, the urban area has expanded to the north of the Golden Horn, and Uskdar on the east coast of the Bosphorus has also been included in the urban area, becoming a modern city across Europe and Asia.
The name of Istanbul existed at least more than a hundred years before the Ottoman Empire conquered. For example, in 1403, the Spanish king sent envoys to visit Timur the Great, and the envoys passed by Constantinople. It is mentioned in the memoirs that the Greeks also called this place. Istanbul (see the Chinese translation of the Commercial Press of "Clavillo East Envoy"), but Western countries believe that the Ottoman Empire was the invader here, so they still insist on calling this place Constantinople. When the Republic of Turkey was first established as the capital in 1923 (the capital was moved to Ankara during the War of Independence), Istanbul became the official international name.