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Samsun Province

Samsun Province
Samsun ili
Location of the province within Turkey
Location of the province within Turkey
CountryTurkey
SeatSamsun
Government
 • MayorMustafa Demir (AKP)
 • ValiOrhan Tavlı
Area
9,725 km2 (3,755 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)[1]
1,368,488
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0362
Websitewww.samsun.bel.tr
www.samsun.gov.tr

Samsun Province (Turkish: Samsun ili) is a province and metropolitan municipality of Turkey on the Black Sea coast. Its area is 9,725 km2,[2] and its population is 1,368,488 (2022).[1] 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. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey.

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 there on May 19, 1919.

Geography

Lakes

Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake.

Rivers

Kızılırmak, Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün Suyu.[4]

Forest

There are also small areas of bottomland forest.[5]

Districts

Clickable Samsun administrative imagemapAlaçamAsarcıkAtakumAyvacık, SamsunBafraCanikÇarşambaHavzaİlkadımKavak, SamsunLadik19 MayısSalıpazarıTekkeköyTerme DistrictVezirköprüYakakent
Districts of Samsun (clickable map)

Samsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which were included in the pre-2013 municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters).

References

  1. ^ a b "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  2. ^ "İl ve İlçe Yüz ölçümleri". General Directorate of Mapping. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun".
  4. ^ Samsun Archived 2015-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Efe, Asuman; Alptekin, Ünal (1989). "ÖNEMLİ BİR SUBASAR ORMANI:HACIOSMAN (AN IMPORTANT BOTTOMLAND FOREST IN TURKEY)". forestist.org. Retrieved 2021-01-26.

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