Samsun Province

Samsun Province (Turkish: Samsun ili) is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 (2010). Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey.

Samsun Province

Samsun ili
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Black Sea
SubregionSamsun
Government
 • Electoral districtSamsun
Area
 • Total9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,335,716
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Area code(s)0362
Vehicle registration55

Geography

Lakes

Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake

Rivers

Kızılırmak,Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün Suyu [2]

Districts

Samsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which are included in the municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters).

History

Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago.[3] The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.

References

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Samsun Archived 2015-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun".

External links

Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°12′16″N 36°00′26″E / 41.20444°N 36.00722°E

Bahçesaray, Vezirköprü

Bahçesaray is a village in the District of Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Boğazkoru, Vezirköprü

Boğazkoru is a village in the District of Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Cizari

Cizari or Kizari (Ancient Greek: ἡ Κίζαρι), also called Icizari or Ikizari (Ἰκίζαρι), was a settlement and fort of ancient Pontus, in the district Phazemonitis, on Lake Stiphane. It was deserted in Strabo's time, and there was a palace built near it.Its site is located southwest of Lâdik, Asiatic Turkey.

Derbent Dam

Derbent Dam is a gravity/embankment dam on the Kızılırmak River in Samsun Province, Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Derinöz Dam

Derinöz Dam is a dam in Samsun Province, Turkey, built between 1991 and 2000. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.

Devalan, Vezirköprü

Devalan is a village in the District of Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Esentepe, Vezirköprü

Esentepe is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Halilbaba, Vezirköprü

Halilbaba is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Heracleium (Pontus)

Heracleium or Herakleion (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειον), also known as Lamyron, was a port town of ancient Pontus, on the Black Sea, between Amisus and Polemonium. It was situated on a promontory of the same name (called Herakleios akra (Ἡράκλειος ἄκρα) by Strabo, and Herakleous akron (Ἡρακλέους ἄκρον) by Ptolemy).

Its site is located near mouth of the Terme Çay, Asiatic Turkey.

Kovalı, Vezirköprü

Kovalı is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Kıratbükü, Vezirköprü

Kıratbükü is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Lâdik

Ladik is a city of Samsun Province, Turkey on the site of the ancient Laodicea Pontica. The mayor is Selim Özbalci (AKP).

Phazemon

Phazemon (Ancient Greek: Φαζημών), also known as Thermai Phazemoniton, was a town in the west of ancient Pontus, south of the Gazelonitis, and north of Amasia; it contained hot mineral springs. Pompey, after his victory over Mithridates, planted a colony there, and changed its name into Neapolis, from which the whole district was called Neapolitis, having previously been called Phazemonitis.Its site is located near Havza, Asiatic Turkey.

Pteria (Paphlagonia)

Pteria (Ancient Greek: Πτερία) was a town of ancient Paphlagonia, inhabited from Classical through Byzantine times.Its site is tentatively located near Eğrikale, Asiatic Turkey.

Sofular, Vezirköprü

Sofular is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Tahtaköprü, Vezirköprü

Tahtaköprü is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Taşlıyük, Vezirköprü

Taşlıyük is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

Terme

Terme (formerly spelled Termeh; Ancient greek: Thèrmae, Θέρμαι) is a town, the headquarters of Terme District, Samsun Province, Turkey; both are named after the Terme River. Scholars have identified Terme or its environs as the site of the ancient city of Themiscyra, Θεμίσκυρα.Terme District is the site of an annual festival celebrating the Amazons, an ancient nation of all-female warriors who, according to Greek myth, were believed to have lived in the Samsun region.

Yarbaşı, Vezirköprü

Yarbaşı is a village in the Vezirköprü, Samsun Province, Turkey.

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