Istanbul (/ ˌ ɪ s t æ n ˈ b ʊ l / IST-an-BUUL, US also / ˈ ɪ s t æ n b ʊ l / IST-an-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] ()) is the largest city in Turkey, serving as the country's economic, cultural and historic hub.
This is a list of islands in the world ordered by population, which includes all islands with population greater than 100,000. For comparison, continental landmasses are also shown, in italics. The population of the world's islands is over 730 million, approximately 11% of the world's total population.
Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin: tectonicus, from the Ancient Greek: τεκτονικός, lit. 'pertaining to building') is the generally accepted scientific theory that considers the Earth's lithosphere to comprise a number of large tectonic plates which have been slowly moving since about 3.4 billion years ago.
List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area, comparing continents, countries, and first-level administrative country subdivisions. List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area (all) List of FIPS region codes in FIPS 10-4, withdrawn from the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) in 2008
Several methods have been used to define the subtropical climate depending on the climate system used. The most well known is the Trewartha climate classification, which defines a subtropical region as one that has at least eight months with a mean temperature greater than 10 °C (50.0 °F) and at least one month with a mean temperature under 18 °C (64.4 °F).
The area is rocky and hilly. Its vegetation is typically boreal forest, and to the north, tundra. Measured by shoreline, Hudson Bay is the largest bay in the world (the largest in area being the Bay of Bengal). The distinctive arculate segment on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay is referred to as the Nastapoka arc. Islands