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Saurania (Ancient Greek: Σαυρανία), or Sauronisena,[1] or Saunaria (Σαυναρία),[2] was a town of ancient Pontus, inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[3] It was in the later province of Pontus Polemoniacus, and mentioned by Ptolemy.[2]

Its site is tentatively located near Gölköy in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Tabula Peutingeriana.
  2. ^ a b Ptolemy. The Geography. Vol. 5.6.10.
  3. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 40°41′53″N 37°35′59″E / 40.697917°N 37.59982°E / 40.697917; 37.59982