Samsun Province

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Samsun Province
Samsun ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Black Sea
Capital Samsun
Government
 • Electoral district Samsun
Area
 • Total 9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,252,693
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0362
Vehicle registration 55

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, and Ordu on the east. Its traffic code is 55. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey and the largest and busiest port in the Black Sea.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Ladik lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake

Rivers[edit]

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

Districts[edit]

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Samsun
  3. ^ "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons

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