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titleLocation:
Northwest of Turkey, on both sides of the river Bosphorus, where the strait enters the Sea of
Marmara

Local City Name:
Istanbul

Area:
1,830.92 sq km
706.9 sq miles


Dialing code:
+90
Area Code:
Asia 216 / Europe 212


Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 110
Police: 155
Ambulance: 112

Population:
11,372,613

Languages:
Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish, Laz

Time zone:
GMT/UTC + 2

Currency:
Turkey New Lira (TRY) or the Turkish Yeni Turk Lirasi (YTL)

Ethnic mix:
The population of Istanbul consists of 90% Turkish, while 4% are Kurdish. The remaining 6% are
of Greek, Armenian, Jewish and other ethnicities.

Average January Temperatures:
0 °C (32 °F)

Average July Temperatures:
23 °C (73.4 °F)

Annual Rainfall:
26" 

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