This is a souvenir acrylic fridge magnet of Istanbul Turkey. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, with a population of 13.9 million. Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus—one of the world's busiest waterways—in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical is located on the European side, while a third of its population live on the Asian side. The city is the world's tenth-most-popular tourist destination, with the biggest attractions being its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural and entertainment hub found across the city's natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. Following the model of Rome, the historic peninsula is said to be characterized by seven hills, each topped by imperial mosques. The easternmost of these hills is the site of Topkapı Palace on the Sarayburnu. The highest point in Istanbul is Çamlıca Hill, with an altitude of 288 meters (945 ft).
Earthquakes In Istanbul
Istanbul is situated near the North Anatolian Fault, close to the boundary between the African and Eurasian Plates. This fault zone, which runs from northern Anatolia to the Sea of Marmara, has been responsible for several deadly earthquakes throughout the city's history. Among the most devastating of these seismic events was the 1509 earthquake, which caused a tsunami that broke over the walls of the city and killed more than 10,000 people. More recently, in 1999, an earthquake with its epicenter in nearby İzmit left 18,000 people dead, including 1,000 people in Istanbul's suburbs. The people of Istanbul remain concerned that an even more catastrophic seismic event may be in the city's near future, as thousands of structures recently built to accommodate Istanbul's rapidly increasing population may not have been constructed properly. Seismologists say the risk of a 7.6-magnitude or greater earthquake striking Istanbul by 2030 is more than 60 percent.