What city is currently known as istanbul, and was the city of byzantium?

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The modern day city of Istanbul use to be known as Constantinople as well as Byzantium. Istanbul is found in the northwest corner of Turkey. It has a modern day population of over 12 million people.
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Byzantium (bih-ZAN-shee-uhm or bih-ZAN-tee-uhm; Greek: ?????????,
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Hey, Leaky P... As an ex-Cincinnatian, I've always wondered how Losantiville could possibly have meant "city opposite the mouth of the Licking", which I was always told
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