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Coordinates: 41°04′54″N 39°29′48″E / 41.081598°N 39.496726°E / 41.081598; 39.496726
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Cordyle or Kordyle (Ancient Greek: Κορδύλη), also called Portus Chordyle,[1] was a town of ancient Pontus, on the Black Sea coast, 40 or 45 stadia east of Hieron Oros or Yoros.[2][3] The name occurs in the Tabula Peutingeriana in the form Cordile. There appears to be some confusion in Ptolemy about this place.[4]

Its site is located near Akcakale in Trabzon Province at Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 6.4.
  2. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. p. 17.
  3. ^ Anon. Peripl. P. E., p. 13.
  4. ^ Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.6.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Cordyle". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

41°04′54″N 39°29′48″E / 41.081598°N 39.496726°E / 41.081598; 39.496726