Vezirköprü

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Vezirköprü
Town
Vezirköprü is located in Turkey
Vezirköprü
Vezirköprü
Location of Vezirköprü
Coordinates: 41°09′N 35°27′E / 41.150°N 35.450°E / 41.150; 35.450
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Samsun Province
Government
 • Mayor İbrahim Sadık Edis (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 1,799.65 km2 (694.85 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 28,807
 • District 102,212
 • District density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 55900
Area code(s) (0090)+ 362
Licence plate 55

Vezirköprü is a district of Samsun Province of Turkey.

History[edit]

At the breakup of Alexander's empire the Vezirköprü region became part of the kingdom of Pontos with its capital at Amaseia (Amasya), later at Sinope (Sinop). When the last king Mithradates VI was defeated by the Romans, Pompey the Great founded a "new city," Neapolis, which later changed its name to Neoklaudiopolis, the forerunner of modern Vezirköprü. In late antiquity, the town returned to its original name, Andrapa, and became a bishopric.

Administrative structure[edit]

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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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Coordinates: 41°09′N 35°27′E / 41.150°N 35.450°E / 41.150; 35.450