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Istanbul city profile | city data
IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year1082019/2020Turkish Statistical InstituteNumber of performances of orchestras choirs and groups affiliated to General Directorate of Fine Arts 2019/'20 seasons
Public libraries482020Turkish Statistical Institute
Other museums672021Istanbul Directorate of Culture and TourismPrivate museums in İstanbul
National museums362021Istanbul Directorate of Culture and TourismIt includes museums under the management of public institutions and organizations.
Number of live music venues402021Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Directorate
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year82422020Turkish Statistical Institute
Theatres1492021Istanbul Directorate of Culture and Tourism
% of public green space (parks and gardens)2.20%2015Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites328542021Ministry of Culture and TourismThis figure includes civil architecture /religious and cultural buildings/ military buildings/ industrial and and commercial buildings/ graveyards/ martrydom/ memorial and monument/ ruins/ and street under protection
UNESCO World Heritage Sites12019/2021UNESCO
Number of book titles published in the country in a year61,5122019Turkish Statistical Institute
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 galleries982021İstanbul Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Specialist private cultural HE establishments02010Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Istanbul Visual Arts Report (GARSEL 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 (GARSEL SANATLAR) (Faculties within general universities)Istanbul only has art faculties within generalist universities
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities 3,126 2014Student 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 screens8452020Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population5.32020Turkish Statistical Institute - calculation
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year2492014General 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
Bookshops6702022İstanbul Chamber of Commerce
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population0.32020Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of bars3042015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
Number of bars per 100,000 population2.02015Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of restaurants23,2382022Istanbul Chamber of CommerceCalculated on the basis of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce NACE codes: 56.10.03 / 56.10.08 / 56.10.10 / 56.10.17 / 56.10.18 / 56.10.22 / 56.10.23
Number of Michelin star restaurants0
Number of markets6012015Istanbul 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 year33.0%2021İstanbul Directorate of Culture and TourismOnly museum visitors
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries3,043,4302021İstanbul 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 year1,740,4622019/20Turkish Statistical InstituteNumber of Audiences 2019/2020 season
Number of cinema admissions per year 5,411,419 2020Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of admissions at main film festival100,0002021İstanbul Film Festival / İKSVEstimate
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year$73,294,4232014Ministry of Culture and TourismIstanbul Film Industry Report
Number of international tourists per year7,980,3112021İstanbul Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population82.00%2014Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Geographical area size, sq. km5,4612014Turkish Statistical Institute - Turkey in Statistics 2014
Total population number15,840,9002021Turkish Statistical Institute
% of total national country population living in the city18.70%2021Turkish Statistical Institute
Working age population10,250,4672021Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of households3,886,8902013Speech by regional director of Turkish Statistical Institute
Education level-% with degree level or higher17.90%2020Turkish Statistical Institute
Average income per capita per year (ppp)13,9142020Turkish Statistical InstituteGross domestic product per capita
GDP (ppp)(million)1 trillion 517 billion 324million TL2020TurkStat
Creative industries employment %1.60%2013Social Security Institution
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls1062015Online resources
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population0.32020Turkish Statistical Institute
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)0.22020Turkish Statistical Institute
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