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Ladik is located in Turkey
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
Province Samsun
 • District 464.83 km2 (179.47 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 8,503
 • District 17,274
 • District density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Climate Csb

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


Laodicea Pontica or Laodicea (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).


  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.