How Many People Live In Istanbul?: Understanding The Different Colors Of The Local Culture

Istanbul is no doubt the most crowded city in Turkey, and one of the most crowded cities in the entire world. Since ─░stanbul is a unique city that

merges Europe and Asia together in one place, it is no surprise that it attracts people from all over the world as being a key city for trade, commerce, business and culture. While Istanbul attracts many people due to its strategic location, it also attracts many more due to its historical importance. Istanbul has been always regarded as being an important city throughout history which is why it was also the center of may struggles and wars. Even though these circumstances weakened the city in time, it started improving in 1453 and only kept on improving since then. 

The city became truly metropolitan after the Republic of Turkey was established in 1923. The population increased immensely around the 1970s and never stopped increasing.

Istanbul’s population is 15.067.724 as of 2018. The population’s 50,06% is men while 49,94% is women, almost perfectly equal. The population growth is only continuing when the population of the year before is considered. The population grew 38.493 since 2017. What is so fascinating about Istanbul and the population in Istanbul is that it is multicultural. Many people from all over Turkey and other countries have migrated into Istanbul. During the reign of Mehmed II the Conqueror, while he was rebuilding Istanbul after being torn down by the struggles happened, he brought many Christians and Jews to create a mixed environment with Muslims where they lived peacefully together. Since then, there are many ethnic groups in Istanbul such as Albanians, Arabs, Bosniaks, Kurds, Armenians, Greeks and many more. It is safe to say that Turley, especially Istanbul is a melting pot where all the different cultures and ethnicities come together and continue living peacefully.


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