Golden Horn

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Golden Horn:

see İstanbulİstanbul
, city (1990 pop. 6,748,435) and metropolitan muncipality, capital of İstanbul prov., NW Turkey, on both sides of the Bosporus at its entrance into the Sea of Marmara. Since 2004 the metropolitan municipality and province have been coterminous.
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Golden Horn

 

(Turkish name, Halic), a bay by the European shores of the southern entrance to the Bosporus Straits. Length, 12.2 km; width, 91–122 km; depth, 47 m. The city and port of Istanbul is situated on both shores of the bay. [9–-1690–1]

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Golden Horn

an inlet of the Bosporus in NW Turkey, forming the harbour of Istanbul
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