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
flagTurkey
60%
34%
4%
0%
23
flagSweden
57%
39%
0%
3%
28
flagItaly
56%
31%
7%
3%
66
flagSpain
56%
35%
2%
5%
37
flagCanada
48%
48%
3%
0%
52
flagGermany
47%
44%
5%
1%
279
flagRussia
45%
38%
7%
9%
55
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
44%
8%
2%
508
flagAustria
44%
50%
2%
2%
34
flagPoland
42%
44%
9%
3%
17509
flagthe United States
42%
46%
6%
3%
387
flagNorway
42%
44%
10%
2%
38
flagUkraine
41%
41%
5%
8%
34
flagAustralia
40%
59%
0%
0%
27
flagFrance
35%
50%
4%
10%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
34%
51%
12%
0%
49
flagthe Netherlands
31%
50%
11%
3%
60
flagUnknown
30%
59%
6%
3%
659
flagDenmark
27%
66%
6%
0%
33
flagIndia
13%
54%
29%
2%
37

Gender

men37%
women36%
Byzantium
37%
36%
Constantinople
51%
47%
Stambul
7%
11%
Troy
3%
3%

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