Amasya Province

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Amasya Province
Amasya ili
Amasya houses
Amasya houses
Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Black Sea
SubregionSamsun
Government
 • Electoral districtAmasya
 • GovernorMustafa Masatlı
Area
 • Total5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total335,331
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code0358
Vehicle registration05

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.

View overlooking Amasya city.

The 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. The district is also home to the Ottoman Turkish leader Kara Mustafa Pasha.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1927114,884—    
1935128,113+1.37%
1940136,029+1.21%
1950163,669+1.87%
1960257,281+4.63%
1970307,025+1.78%
1980341,287+1.06%
1990357,191+0.46%
2000365,231+0.22%
2010334,786−0.87%
2020335,494+0.02%
Source:Turkstat[2][3][4]

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 has 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.[5]

Districts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TURKSTAT". data.tuik.gov.tr. Retrieved 2022-02-06.
  2. ^ Genel Nüfus Sayımları
  3. ^ Turkstat
  4. ^ "The Results of Address Based Population Registration System, 2020". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 2021-10-28. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Amasya". Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-05-14.

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