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
60%
31%
2%
5%
35
flagTurkey
60%
34%
4%
0%
23
flagItaly
57%
31%
7%
1%
63
flagSweden
57%
39%
0%
3%
28
flagCanada
49%
47%
3%
0%
51
flagRussia
48%
36%
5%
9%
52
flagGermany
47%
44%
5%
1%
269
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
44%
8%
2%
480
flagPoland
43%
43%
9%
3%
15226
flagNorway
43%
45%
8%
2%
37
flagAustria
43%
50%
3%
3%
32
flagthe United States
42%
46%
7%
3%
368
flagAustralia
42%
57%
0%
0%
26
flagFrance
35%
50%
4%
10%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
34%
50%
13%
0%
46
flagUkraine
34%
44%
6%
10%
29
flagthe Netherlands
33%
50%
10%
1%
56
flagUnknown
32%
53%
9%
4%
107
flagDenmark
27%
66%
6%
0%
33
flagIndia
13%
55%
27%
2%
36

Gender

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

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