About 9.4m people live in Istanbul. It's the number 25 most populous city in the world.
The geographical area of Istanbul is 1166 sq km, ranked number 58 largest in the world.
Istanbul is the only city in the world that is located in both Europe and Asia.
Travelling couples can enjoy Istanbul on about 150 TRY to 300 TRY per day.
In the mood for a pint? A half litre of beer in Istanbul costs about 5.80 TRY.
Thirsty? A 0.33 litre of bottled water in Istanbul will cost you 1.25 TRY.
It usually rains 97 days per year in Istanbul.
The average daytime temperature in Istanbul is 5.5°C in January and 23°C in July.
Sprinkles. Passing clouds. Cool.