The Golden Horn in Istanbul
The Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus that divides the city of Istanbul and forms a natural harbor. It is 7.5 km long and 750 meters at its widest. It is crossed by 4 bridges, and a 5th is under construction. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and constitutes the country’s cultural and historical heart. It has a population of 13.5 million. It has been home to Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.