Samsun Province

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Samsun Province

Samsun ili
AlaçamAsarcıkAtakumAyvacık, SamsunBafraCanikÇarşambaHavzaİlkadımKavak, SamsunLâdikOndokuzmayısSalıpazarıTekkeköyTerme DistrictVezirköprüYakakentSamsun Province
Samsun Province
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Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region West Black Sea
Subregion Samsun
Government
   Electoral district Samsun
  GovernorZülkif Dağlı
Area
  Total9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total1,335,716
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0362
Vehicle registration 55

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.

Contents

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

Geography

Lakes

Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake

Rivers

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

Districts

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

History

Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago. [3] The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.

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References

  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. "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun".

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 41°12′16″N36°00′26″E / 41.20444°N 36.00722°E / 41.20444; 36.00722