The Bosporus also called the Strait of Istanbul is a slender, pure strait and an internationally important waterway situated in northwestern Turkey. It kinds a part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia, and divides Turkey by separating Anatolia from Thrace. It is the world’s narrowest strait used for worldwide navigation. The Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and, by extension by way of the Dardanelles, the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, and by the Kerch Strait, the ocean of Azov.
Most of the shores of the strait, apart from these within the north, are closely settled, straddled by town of Istanbul’s metropolitan inhabitants of 17 million inhabitants extending inland from each coasts.
Together with the Dardanelles, the Bosporus kinds the Turkish Straits.
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