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Location of Perşembe within Turkey
|• Mayor||Kemal Bahtiyar (AKP)|
|• District||236.99 km2 (91.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• District density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Perşembe (Turkish: Perşembe, meaning Thursday) (formerly Vona, Βόνη in ancient Greek) is a town and district of Ordu Province on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 37,512, of which 10,804 live in the town of Perşembe. The district covers an area of 237 km2 (92 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 0 m (0 ft).
Legend and history
Perşembe is on the Vona Peninsula on the Black Sea coast and is held to be the point where the legendary Jason and the Argonauts were forced to land during their struggle with the storms and currents of the Black Sea.
For a long time Vona was part of the Roman Empire and its successors the Byzantine Empire and Empire of Trebizond. This era ended in 1461 when Trebizond was overturned by Sultan Mehmet II and Vona was brought into the Ottoman Empire, although there was a Turkish (Chepni Tribes) community in the town before this date. By 1520 the port of Vona was a predominantly Muslim town.
The villages of Perşembe district include Alınca, Anaç, Aziziye, Bekirli, Beyli, Boğazcık, Bolatlı, Çamarası, Çaytepe, Çerli, Doğanköy, Döngeldüzü, Efirli, Ekinciler, Gündoğdu, Hacılar, İmeçli, İstanbulboğazı, Kazancılı, Kovanlı, Kurtuluş, Kutluca, Kuyluca, Mersinköy, Neneli, Okçulu, Ortatepe, Ramazan, Sarayköy, Selimiye, Sırakovancı, Soğukpınar, Şenyurt, Tarlacık, Tepecik, Tepeköy, Yarlı, Yazlık, Yeniköy, Yeniöz, Yeşilköy, and Yumrutaş.
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Media related to Perşembe at Wikimedia Commons
- District governor's official website (Turkish)
- District municipality's official website (Turkish)
- Road map of Perşembe and environs
- Various images of Perşembe, Ordu
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