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Tokat Province (Turkish: Tokat ili) is a province in northern Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Amasya to the northwest, Yozgat to the southwest, Sivas to the southeast, and Ordu to the northeast. Its capital is Tokat, which lies inland of the middle Black Sea region, 422 kilometers from Ankara.

Tokat Province

Tokat ili
Location of Tokat Province in Turkey
Location of Tokat Province in Turkey
CountryTurkey
RegionWest Black Sea
SubregionSamsun
Government
 • Electoral districtTokat
Area
 • Total9,959 km2 (3,845 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total612,646
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s)0356
Vehicle registration60

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HistoryEdit

Tokat is the site of the important ancient Roman city of Comana of Pontus, which was destroyed in 47 BCE by the Romans. In 1071 CE, it became a part of the Danismend Turkmen principality, and one of its principal cities. The region prospered from the trade between Anatolia and Persia.

DistrictsEdit

Tokat province is divided into 12 districts (capital district in bold):

LandmarksEdit

Two notable monuments in this province are the Hatuniye Medrese of the 15th century, built by Sultan Bayezid II, and a Seljuk bridge spanning the Yeşilırmak River, belonging to the 12th century. The Latifoğlu Mansion is a third, which is an example of the traditional architecture of a Turkish house of the 19th century, restored recently to its original state.

ClimateEdit

Months January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average Maximum °C (1970 - 2011) 20.2 22.8 31.1 33.5 36.1 38.5 45.0 40.8 37.9 35.3 27.6 23.0
Average Lowest °C (1970 - 2011) -23.4 -22.1 -21.1 -4.5 0.0 3.2 6.1 7.8 2.4 -3.2 -8.3 -21.0
Resource: Turkish State Meteorological Service[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü-Tokat Resmi İstatistikler, Turkish State Meteorological Service

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