Samsun Province

Samsun Province (Turkish: Samsun ili) is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 (2010). Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55.

Samsun Province
Samsun ili
AlaçamAsarcıkAtakumAyvacık, SamsunBafraCanikÇarşambaHavzaİlkadımKavak, SamsunLâdikOndokuzmayısSalıpazarıTekkeköyTerme DistrictVezirköprüYakakentClickable Samsun administrative imagemap
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Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Black Sea
SubregionSamsun
Government
 • Electoral districtSamsun
 • GovernorZülkif Dağlı
Area
 • Total9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total1,356,079
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Area code(s)0362
Vehicle registration55

The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey.

GeographyEdit

LakesEdit

Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake

RiversEdit

Kızılırmak, Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün Suyu [2]

ForestEdit

There are also small areas of bottomland forest.[3]

DistrictsEdit

 
Parts of goose-headed and camel-headed Phrygian pottery vessels from Samsun
 
Samsun Archaeology and Ethnographic Museum in Samsun

Samsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which are included in the municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters).

HistoryEdit

Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago.[4] The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Samsun Archived 2015-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Efe, Asuman; Alptekin, Ünal (1989). "ÖNEMLİ BİR SUBASAR ORMANI:HACIOSMAN (AN IMPORTANT BOTTOMLAND FOREST IN TURKEY)". forestist.org. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  4. ^ "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°12′16″N 36°00′26″E / 41.20444°N 36.00722°E / 41.20444; 36.00722