Tonya, Turkey

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Tonya
Coordinates: 40°53′08″N39°17′32″E / 40.88556°N 39.29222°E / 40.88556; 39.29222 Coordinates: 40°53′08″N39°17′32″E / 40.88556°N 39.29222°E / 40.88556; 39.29222
CountryFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Trabzon
Government
  Mayor Osman Beşel (AKP)
   Kaymakam Şenol Turan
Area [1]
  District 253.89 km2 (98.03 sq mi)
Elevation 730 m (2,400 ft)
Population (2012) [2]
   Urban 7,112
  District 15,493
  District density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Climate Cfb
Website www.tonya.bel.tr

Tonya (Ancient Greek: Thoania, Θωανία; Ottoman Turkish: طﻮﻧﻴﻪ, romanized as Tonya) is a town and district of Trabzon Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The mayor is Osman Beşel (AKP).

Ottoman Turkish, or the Ottoman language, is the variety of the Turkish language that was used in the Ottoman Empire. It borrows, in all aspects, extensively from Arabic and Persian, and it was written in the Ottoman Turkish alphabet. During the peak of Ottoman power, Arabic and Persian vocabulary accounted for up to 88% of the Ottoman vocabulary, while words of foreign origin heavily outnumbered native Turkish words.

Trabzon Province Province of Turkey in East Black Sea

Trabzon Province is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast. Located in a strategically important region, Trabzon is one of the oldest trade port cities in Anatolia. Neighbouring provinces are Giresun to the west, Gümüşhane to the southwest, Bayburt to the southeast and Rize to the east. The provincial capital is Trabzon city, and the traffic code is 61. The major ethnic groups are Turks, but the province is also home to a minority of Muslim Pontic Greek speakers, though younger speakers are not always fluent in this language.

Turkey Republic in Western Asia

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Ankara is its capital but Istanbul is the country's largest city. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.

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References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.

Tonyahaber is a Turkish monthly newspaper founded and continuously published in Tonya since 1999.