|Province of Turkey|
Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
|Region||West Black Sea|
|• Electoral district||Samsun|
|• Total||9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
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. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey and the largest and busiest port in the Black Sea.
Ladik lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake
Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.
- Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
- "Obsidian used as ancient scalpel found in Turkey's Samsun".
Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons
- Samsun governor's official website (Turkish) / (English)
- Samsun municipality's official website (Turkish)
- Pictures of the capital of Samsun province
- Oymaağaç archaeology