The Marmara Region is the smallest but most densely populated of the seven geographical regions of Turkey. This region is geographically divided into 11 provinces. The borders of the Marmara Region connect the region to Bulgaria and Greece. 61% of the Dutch companies in Turkey are in the Marmara region, of which 53% are based in Istanbul. The following is an overview of the cities of the Marmara Region that are the most important for the cultural scene.