The Bosporus (Strait of Istanbul) is a narrow strait that runs through Istanbul, Turkey. The straight is internationally significant in that it forms some of the boundaries between Europe and Asia and separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey. The strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. The strait is 19 miles long with a width of 2.3 miles.
The Bosporus is accessible from most of Istanbul, the city runs right up to its boundaries.
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The Bosporus can be seen from most of Istanbul. You can travel along the straight on water taxis.