Istanbul City Trivia

Can you answer these questions about the city of Istanbul?
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Last updated: August 4, 2020
First submittedDecember 11, 2019
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What was the most recent former name of Istanbul?
Constantinople
What was it known as before that?
Byzantium
What building was once a church, then a mosque, then a museum,
and now a mosque again?
Hagia Sophia
What former train route connected Paris and Istanbul?
Orient Express
What is the name of the biggest covered old market in the world?
Grand Bazaar
On what strait does Istanbul lie?
Bosphorus
What inlet of that strait cuts through the city of Istanbul?
Golden Horn
Which two seas are connected by that strait?
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
What is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque commonly known as?
The Blue Mosque
What is the title of the leader of the Eastern Orthodox church that is based in Istanbul?
Ecumenical Patriarch
What is the nearest foreign capital to Istanbul?
Bucharest
What is the name of the most successful football club that is based in Istanbul?
Galatasaray
What is Istanbul's busiest airport?
Atatürk
Which Roman emperor made the city the capital of the Roman Empire in 330?
Constantine
What sultan conquered the city in 1453, making it the capital of the Ottoman Empire?
Mehmed the Conqueror
On what peninsula, starting with T, does the European part of Istanbul lie?
Thrace
What ancient trade route connected Istanbul and China?
Silk Road
What was the most popular sport during Byzantine times?
Chariot Racing
Before WWI, about 25% of people from Istanbul spoke this language. Today, it is 0%.
Greek
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2020
Atatürk Airport closed in 2019. Its traffic is rerouted to the new Istanbul Airport.
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Level 77
Jul 23, 2020
Yeah it can't be busiest with only cargo and general aviation. Atatürk airport closed for commercial flights more than a year before the museum was changed back to mosque.
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Level 75
Jul 23, 2020
I think that question is gonna piss off some turkish football fans haha
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Level 56
Aug 4, 2020
I'm a fenerbahçe fan and I approve this. Gala is better