Marmara is a region in North Western Turkey. It is Turkey's bridge and connection to Europe. Turkey's largest city, Istanbul is the region's capital.
===Eastern Thrace=== (European part of the region)
===Anatolia=== (Asian part of the region)
The following are the two provinces that straddle both continents:
This region gets its name from the sea it surrounds: the Sea of Marmara, a part of Mediterranean Sea, connected to Aegean Sea via Dardanelles, and to Black Sea via Bosporus. The Sea of Marmara is considered as the geographical border between Europe and Asia: northern coasts of it are in Europe, while southern/eastern coasts are in Asia.
This region is Turkey’s most populous and most heavily industrialized part.