Coordinates: 40°09′57″N 38°05′39″E / 40.16583°N 38.09417°E / 40.16583; 38.09417Coordinates: 40°09′57″N 38°05′39″E / 40.16583°N 38.09417°E / 40.16583; 38.09417
Country  Turkey
Province Sivas
  Mayor Fazlı Yüksel (AKP)
  Kaymakam Yusuf Özdemir
  District 831.50 km2 (321.04 sq mi)
Elevation 1,017 m (3,337 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 14,749
  District 26,396
  District density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Post code 58600

Suşehri is a town and a district of Sivas Province of Turkey. The mayor is Fazlı Yüksel (AKP).

Suşehri is one of country sides of Sivas.


The first localization of Suşehri is 2 km from east of city centre. After the country, called Bulahiye, had collapsed by earthquakes started to grow with the name of Andıryas at the place where it is now.

According to county arrangement, which is done in 1857, Şebinkarahisar was gotten from Trabzon, then Amasya,Tokat and Şebinkarahisar were given to Sivas. with this arrangement Gölova (Suşar) and Akşar were cancelled. Then Village of Endıres was composed a county and called Suşehri.

In 1933 Şebinkarahisar became a town with a new law and ıt was given Giresun and Suşehri was given Sivas. However Suşehri is a part of Caucasian with its properties of culture and geography.


City of Suşehri depended to Sivas with its administrative. There are two city organization which are city center and Çataloluk Village. Also there are 70 villages, 42 fields and 112 digs. It is as far as 132 km from Sivas.


Suşehri is an ancient localization centre. According to accounts its history begins from Bronze Age. In the nearby plain objects were found which prove that the area was inhabited during the Bronze Age. This area called Kayadelen Village which is under the barrage of Kılıçkaya now. There are some castle hangover from term of Byzantine Empire, Rome Era and Selçuklu Era in villages of Akşar, Eskişar and Kale and also in Çataloluk.

The villages of Büyükgüzel and Küçükgüzel which are ancient localization areas are the important centres in Roman Era. That registered from hangovers.The marble head of lion which was found in Küçükgüzel is exhibited at Museum of Sivas. Also there are some objects from the same area which are protected in The Garden of Administration Hall.

Akşar (Akşar-Abat), town of Suşehri, was an important centre in Middle Age. Also Suşehri and around of it was depended to Akşar and so we understand that Plain of Suşehri is called ‘Plain of Akşar’ in historical sources.


One of the most important facts affecting the cultural structure geographical position. Because of being on the border of Anatolia and Black Sea, it shows both species of folk and plant properties. Suşehri and its inhabitants are victims of an undeserved but very well-known stereotype on national level. It is rumored that most pimps in large Turkish towns hail from Suşehri. However, there is not factual evidence to support this vile rumour and the slur corollary to it.


  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.
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