Amasya Province

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Amasya Province

Amasya ili
Amasya in Turkey.svg
Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region West Black Sea
Subregion Samsun
Government
   Electoral district Amasya
  GovernorMustafa Masatlı
Area
  Total5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total337,508
  Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0358
Vehicle registration 05

Amasya Province (Turkish : Amasya ili) is a province of Turkey, situated on the Yeşil River in the Black Sea Region to the north of the country.

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Its provincial capital is Amasya, the antique Amaseia mentioned in documents from the era of Alexander the Great and the birthplace of the geographer and historian Strabo. In Ottoman times Amasya was well known for its madrassas, especially as a centre for the Khalwati Sufi order. The district is also home to the Ottoman Turkish leader Kara Mustafa Pasha.

Geography

Amasya, between the Black Sea and inner Anatolia, lies at the centre of a region of fertile plains crossed by the Yeşilırmak, Çekerek, and Tersakan rivers. Despite being near the Black Sea AmasYa has hot summers and moderately cold winters. Amasya is an agricultural province known as the best apple growing province in the country, and also producing tobacco, peaches, cherries and okra. [2]

Districts

Amasya province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):

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References

  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Amasya". Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-05-14.

Coordinates: 40°41′59″N35°41′11″E / 40.69972°N 35.68639°E / 40.69972; 35.68639