Istanbul, one of the most populous cities in the world (its population is over 15 million as of 2023) where the continents of Europe and Asia seamlessly blend, is not just a historical and cultural gem, but also one of the world’s most populous cities. Nestled between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, this vibrant metropolis has been a beacon for travelers, traders, and empires for centuries.
With its rich tapestry of stories, Istanbul’s population has grown continuously, reflecting its magnetic allure and strategic significance. As we delve into the numbers and narratives of its inhabitants, we get a glimpse of the heartbeats that make Istanbul the dynamic city it is today. Here’s the population of Istanbul, year by year.
As the winter chill begins to fade away, the vibrant and bustling city of Istanbul is coming to life once again. Spring is a magical time of year in this ancient city, where the scent of blooming flowers fills the air and the city’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking architecture are on full display. Istanbul is the perfect destination to welcome the arrival of spring with its colorful streets, bustling markets, tranquil parks, and gardens. Whether you’re exploring the city’s many historic landmarks or simply soaking up the sights and sounds of everyday life, Istanbul is a truly enchanting place to visit during the spring season.
A beautiful street view on a cold winter night at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU). The wet road reflects the streetlights and creates a beautiful, romantic scene. I took this photo on January 25, 2023.
This famous photo of a newspaper-selling boy was taken in 1958 at the Little Hagia Sophia district in Istanbul by the journalist Hilmi Şahenk (1903-1972). The 9-year-old boy is running, waving a newspaper in his right hand, and there’s a small bunch of newspapers under his left arm. There’s a 1950 Plymouth in the background.