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Istanbul city profile | city data
IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year2,5002015Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Governorship, Municipalities
Public libraries622014Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Other museums492014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
National museums22 2014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Number of live music venues106 2015Online resources
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year12,9262013Turkish Statistical Institute
Theatres1892013Turkish Statistical Institute
% of public green space (parks and gardens)2.2%2015Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites38,2922014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
UNESCO World Heritage Sites12014UNESCO
Number of book titles published in the country in a year19,154 2014Istanbul Directorate of Collection of Printed Texts and Pictures
Number of dance performances per year1582014Istanbul State Opera and Ballet DirectorateThis figure cover ballet and opera performances managed by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and does not include any other private initiatives.
Art galleries1992014Online resources
Specialist private cultural HE establishments02010Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Istanbul Visual Arts Report (GÖRSEL SANATLAR)Istanbul only has art faculties within generalist universities
Number of students enrolled in specialist Art & Design public institutions02010Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Istanbul Visual Arts Report (GÖRSEL SANATLAR) (Faculties within general universities)Istanbul only has art faculties within generalist universities
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities3,1262014Student Selection and Placement CentreThere are 27 art faculties within generalist universities in Istanbul. This figure represents the quota spared for the students who shall attend talent examinations at these faculties.
Number of non-professional dance schools1092015Yellow Pages
Cinemas992015Online resources
Cinema screens7042013Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population4.92013Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year3572014General Directorate of Cinema
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year2492014General Directorate of Cinema
Film festivals142015Istanbul Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Bookshops134 2015Yellow Pages
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population0.92015Yellow Pages
Number of bars304 2015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Number of bars per 100,000 population2.12015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of restaurants1,1222015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Number of markets6012015İstanbul Chamber of Marketers; Council of Shopping Centers Turkey
Festivals and celebrations1502015Istanbul Governorship; Municipalities
Number of international students studying in the city14,0722014Ministry of Development
Number of video games arcades182010Yellow Pages
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year90.0%2014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries8,948,0922014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Average daily number of visits to top 5 art exhibitions2,1792011The Art Newspaper "Exhibitions & Museum Attendance Figures 2011"
Number of admissions at all theatres per year2,510,265 2013Turkish Statistical Institute - Cultural Statistics
Total value of theatre ticket sales at all theatres per year - $m (ppp)$2 2015Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Number of cinema admissions per year16,251,6952013Turkish Statistical Institute - Cultural Statistics
Number of admissions at main film festival130,000 2015İstanbul Foundation for Culture and ArtsIstanbul Film Festival
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year -$ (ppp)$73,294,423 2014Ministry of Culture and TourismIstanbul Film Industry Report
Number of international tourists per year11,842,9832014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population82.0%2014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Geographical area size, sq. km5,461 2014Turkish Statistical Institute - Turkey in Statistics 2014
Total population number14,337,0182014Turkish Statistical Institute
% of total national country population living in the city18.5%2014Turkish Statistical Institute
Working age population10,243,6342014Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of households3,886,8902013Speech by regional director of Turkish Statistical Institute
Education level-% with degree level or higher17.0%2014Turkish Statistical Institute
Average income per capita per year (ppp)$25,000 2014Istanbul Development Agency
GDP (ppp)(million)$394,000 2014Istanbul Development Agency
Creative industries employment %1.6%2013Social Security Institution
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls106 2015Online resources
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population0.42014Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkish Statistical Institute (population statistics)
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)0.42014Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Total number of museums712014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Specialist public cultural HE establishments02010Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Istanbul Visual Arts Report (GÖRSEL SANATLAR)
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population7.92015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Statistical Institute