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The capital of Turkey, Istanbul is home to almost 15 million people.
The city was known as Byzantium in ancient history, and then Constantinople before finally becoming Istanbul.
Why is Istanbul's location near the water so important to the city, in particular to its ecomony?
How has the city incorporated many of the historical buildings while being a major modern city?