What was the first name of Istanbul?

Byzantium
Constantinople
Stambul
Troy
In 660 BC, the city was founded as the colony of Megara and named to honour its king Byzas. In 324 AD, Con­stan­tine the Great made it an eastern capital of Roman Empire. The city was then renamed Nea Roma; however, most simply called it Con­stantino­ple.

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Byzantium
Constantinople
Stambul
Troy
answers
flagSpain
63%
30%
3%
3%
30
flagItaly
61%
26%
10%
0%
49
flagTurkey
60%
34%
4%
0%
23
flagSweden
57%
39%
0%
3%
28
flagGermany
47%
44%
5%
1%
246
flagCanada
46%
48%
5%
0%
39
flagRussia
44%
39%
2%
13%
38
flagAustria
44%
48%
3%
3%
29
flagPoland
42%
43%
9%
3%
13415
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
46%
7%
3%
398
flagthe United States
42%
46%
7%
3%
323
flagAustralia
42%
57%
0%
0%
26
flagNorway
41%
47%
8%
2%
36
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
45%
14%
0%
42
flagUU
36%
46%
10%
6%
30
flagFrance
35%
48%
2%
12%
39
flagBelgium
31%
63%
5%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
30%
52%
9%
2%
42
flagDenmark
20%
72%
8%
0%
25
flagIndia
15%
51%
30%
3%
33

Gender

men42%
women37%
Byzantium
42%
37%
Constantinople
46%
46%
Stambul
7%
11%
Troy
3%
4%

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