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%
33
flagTurkey
60%
34%
4%
0%
23
flagItaly
59%
29%
8%
1%
61
flagSweden
57%
39%
0%
3%
28
flagCanada
52%
43%
4%
0%
46
flagGermany
46%
44%
6%
1%
262
flagRussia
46%
38%
2%
12%
39
flagAustria
45%
48%
3%
3%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
45%
8%
2%
442
flagNorway
43%
45%
8%
2%
37
flagPoland
42%
43%
9%
3%
14517
flagthe United States
42%
46%
7%
3%
356
flagAustralia
42%
57%
0%
0%
26
flagUkraine
38%
42%
4%
9%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
37%
46%
13%
0%
43
flagFrance
36%
50%
2%
10%
46
flagthe Netherlands
32%
50%
11%
1%
53
flagUnknown
30%
53%
10%
5%
78
flagDenmark
27%
66%
6%
0%
33
flagIndia
14%
52%
29%
2%
34

Gender

men41%
women37%
Byzantium
41%
37%
Constantinople
47%
46%
Stambul
7%
11%
Troy
3%
3%

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