Lâdik

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Ladik
Ladik is located in Turkey
Ladik
Ladik
Coordinates: 41°31′N 35°35′E / 41.517°N 35.583°E / 41.517; 35.583Coordinates: 41°31′N 35°35′E / 41.517°N 35.583°E / 41.517; 35.583
Country Turkey
ProvinceSamsun
Area
 • District464.83 km2 (179.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
8,503
 • District
17,274
 • District density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
ClimateCsb

Ladik is a city of Samsun Province, Turkey on the site of the ancient Laodicea Pontica.[3] The mayor is Selim Özbalci (AKP).

History[edit]

Laodicea Pontica or Laodicea (Ancient Greek: Λαοδίκεια), also transliterated as Laodíceia and Laodíkeia, was a Hellenistic town in Pontus. The city was founded in the hills (altitude 1000 m) not far west of the lake Stiphane Limne, southwest of Amisus (modern Samsun). It is the birthplace of the Albanian grand vizier Tayyar Mehmed Pasha.

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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.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.