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Istanbul in Turkey’s Marmara Region – April 19th, 2012

41.0N 28.9E

April 19th, 2012 Category: Image of the day

Turkey - January 2nd, 2012

This¬†wide-swath ASAR¬†image shows Turkey’s Marmara Region, so-named for the Sea of Marmara (below). The city of Istanbul can be observed near the image center, situated on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait; its most populated areas appear bright white. The strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea (above). Much of the terrain of the Marmara Region consists of rolling plateau country well suited to agriculture.

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