Facts About Istanbul Turkey

Location

Istanbul, Turkey, Europe and Asia. Istanbul is the only city in the world that sits on two continents.

Province

Istanbul

Region

Marmara

Country

Turkey

Flag

Turkey Flag
Turkey Flag

Coordinates

41°01′N 28°58′E

Area

5,343 km2 (2,062.9 sq mi)

Language

Turkish

Population

13.120.596  (2010)

Religion

Islam

Currency

TL – TRY

Country Dialing Code

+90

Area(s) code

212 (European side)
216 (Asian side)

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police 155.  Traffic police 154.  Ambulance 112.

Time Zone

UTC+2 – summer UTC+3

Climate / Weather

Average humidity of 73%.
Average January Temperature: 0 degrees C/ 32 degrees F
Average July Temperature: 23 degrees C/ 73.4 degrees F

Internet Cafes

It is very easy to find Internet cafes anywhere in the city with reasonable prices.

Electricity

220 volts, 50 Hz / two pin plug

Internet TLD

.com.tr

Weight and Measurement System

Turkey uses the metric system.

Drives on the

right