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About Üsküdar

Üsküdar, traditionally known in Italian and English as Scutari (Skoutàrion, Σκουτάριον in Greek), and in classical antiquity known as Chrysopolis (Greek: Χρυσόπολις, 'Golden City'), is a large and densely populated district and municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. It is bordered on the north by Beykoz, on the east by Ümraniye, on the southeast by Ataşehir, on the south by Kadıköy, and on the west by the Bosphorus, with the areas of Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, and Eminönü on the opposite shore. It is home to about half a million people. Üsküdar is also the usual name for the historic center of the municipality.

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