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Islamic Arts museum

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is re-opened after restorations.

Museum Pass

You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 3 and 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.

Museums open 7 days

The museums in Istanbul will operate 7 days a week, except Topkapi Palace.


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Districts of Istanbul

With a new regulation in city planning on April 2008, Istanbul province is divided into 39 districts (was 32), having a total of 936 neighbourhoods. Each district has a local municipality elected by the people living in the neighborhoods belonging to that district. There is also the Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) taking care of all the districts in general, having duties such as coordinating and controlling the activities of the District Municipalities, selecting solid waste disposal sites, building and maintaining city roads, bridges etc, providing burial facilities, operating a public transport system, and so on.

Below are the 39 districts of Istanbul in alphabetical order, populations are according to the beginning of 2015. The ones marked with the asterix (*) are new districts formed in 2008:

  1. Adalar (Islands) - 16.052
  2. Arnavutkoy (*) - 225.670
  3. Atasehir (*) - 408.986
  4. Avcilar - 417.852
  5. Bagcilar - 754.623
  6. Bahcelievler - 599.027
  7. Bakirkoy - 221.594
  8. Basaksehir (*) - 342.422
  9. Bayrampasa - 269.809
  10. Besiktas - 188.793
  11. Beylikduzu (*) - 262.473
  12. Beykoz - 248.071
  13. Beyoglu - 241.520
  14. Buyukcekmece - 223.324
  15. Catalca - 67.843
  16. Cekmekoy (*) - 220.656
  17. Esenler - 458.857
  18. Esenyurt (*) - 686.968
  19. Eyüp - 367.824
  20. Fatih - 419.266
  21. Gaziosmanpasa - 498.120
  22. Gungoren - 303.371
  23. Kadiköy - 482.571
  24. Kagithane - 432.230
  25. Kartal - 450.498
  26. Kucukcekmece - 748.398
  27. Maltepe - 476.806
  28. Pendik - 663.569
  29. Sancaktepe (*) - 329.788
  30. Sariyer - 337.681
  31. Silivri - 161.165
  32. Sultanbeyli - 315.022
  33. Sultangazi (*) - 513.022
  34. Sile - 32.823
  35. Sisli - 272.380
  36. Tuzla - 221.620
  37. Umraniye - 674.131
  38. Üsküdar - 534.970
  39. Zeytinburnu - 287.223

Total population as of beginning of 2015: 14.377.018
65% live on the European side, 35% live on the Asian side.

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.