Amasya Province

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Amasya Province
Amasya ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Black Sea
Area
 • Total 5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 334,786
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0358
Vehicle registration 05

Amasya Province (Turkish: Amasya ili) is a province of Turkey, situated on the Yeşil River in the Black Sea Region to the north of the country. Area 5,520 km². Population 334,786.

Its provincial capital is Amasya, the antique Amaseia mentioned in documents from the era of Alexander the Great and the birthplace of the geographer and historian Strabo. In Ottoman times Amasya was well known for its madrassas, especially as a centre for the Khalwati Sufi order.

Geography[edit]

Amasya, between the Black Sea and inner Anatolia, lies at the centre of a region of fertile plains crossed by the Yeşilırmak, Çekerek, and Tersakan rivers.Despite being near the Black Sea Amasya is at a high altitude and has a dry climate with hot summers and moderately cold winters. Amasya is an agricultural province known as the best apple growing province in the country, and also producing tobacco, peaches, cherries and okra.{[2]}

Districts[edit]

Amasya province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Amasya

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°41′59″N 35°41′11″E / 40.69972°N 35.68639°E / 40.69972; 35.68639