How many people live in Istanbul?

Zeren Ozdamar
31 March, 2016

According to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's website, the city has a population of 12,573,836 residents (2007). 


In the last 50 years, 11 million people have migrated to Istanbul.  Istanbul has 32 counties and the most populated one is Gaziosmanpasa (not a touristic destination) with a little over 1 million residents. Kadikoy is the 4th most populated and is the home of the majority of Istanbul's natives. Adalar is the least populated with only 10,000 residents. 

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Zeren Ozdamar

made in Istanbul, served in Cleveland, lived in Japan, tries in Eskisehir. blooming cinephile. speaks turkish and english. studies japanese.

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