Of, Turkey

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Of
District
Of is located in Turkey
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Location of Of within Turkey.
Coordinates: 40°56′42″N 40°15′52″E / 40.94500°N 40.26444°E / 40.94500; 40.26444
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Trabzon
Government
 • Mayor Salim Salih Sarıalioğlu (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 177.81 km2 (68.65 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 19,970
 • District 42,138
 • District density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 61830
Area code(s) (+90) 462
Licence plate 61
Website www.of.bel.tr

Of[pronunciation?] (Ancient greek Ophious, Οφιούς) is a town and district of Trabzon Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is located in the eastern part of Trabzon and is an important historical district of the province. The mayor is Salim Salih Sarıalioğlu (AKP).

Name[edit]

There are several stories about the origins of its name. According first assumption it means "village", "settlement" in Laz (Laz: oput'e) - the old name of the town is mentioned as "Opinute". By the other version its name is the replica of the word ofis, a Greek word for "snake". The other assumption suggests that the name of the district stems from "Op" which means "gun" in the old South Siberian Turkic language.

The history of Trabzon started with the Greek colonies in the region.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

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