Samsun Province

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Samsun is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 377,500 (2000). Its adjacent provinces are Sinop to the northwest, Corum to the west, Amasya to the south, Tokat to the southeast, and Ordu to the east. Its traffic code is 55.

The provincial capital is Samsun (ancient name: Amisos), one of the most populated cities in Turkey.

History

The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19 1919.

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