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Trabzon
Ceety
1. Uzun Street; 2. Trabzon at nicht; 3. Zagnos valley;
4. Faroz port; 5. Waws o Trabzon; 6. Hagia Sophia;
7. Sümela Monastery; 8. Uzungöl; 9. Atatürk pavilion
Trabzon is located in Turkey
Trabzon
Trabzon
Location o Trabzon within Turkey.
Coordinates: 41°00′N 39°44′E / 41.000°N 39.733°E / 41.000; 39.733
Kintra  Turkey
Province Trabzon
Government
 • Mayor Orhan Fevzi Gümrükçüoğlu (AKP)
Area[1]
 • Destrict 188.85 km2 (72.92 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 243,735
 • Destrict 312,060
 • Destrict Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 61xxx
Area code(s) (+90) 462
Licence plate 61

Trabzon (Turkis pronunciation: [ˈtrabzon]) is a ceety on the Black Sea coast o north-eastern Turkey an the caipital o Trabzon Province. Trabzon, locatit on the historical Silk Road, acame a meltin pot o releegions, leids an cultur for centuries an a trade gateway tae Iran in the sootheast an the Caucasus tae the northeast.[3] The Venetian an Genoese merchants paid visits tae Trebizond during the medieval period an sauld silk, linen an woolen fabric; with the Republic o Genoa havin an important merchant colony within the ceety that wis similar tae Galata near Constantinople (north athort the Gowden Horn) in present-day Istanbul.[4] Trabzon furmed the basis o several states in its lang history an wis the caipital ceety o the Empire o Trebizond atween 1204 an 1461. During the Ottoman period, Trabzon, acause o the importance o its port, acame a focal pynt o trade tae Iran an the Caucasus. The population o the center urban is 230,399 (2009 census).

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  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. 
  3. Trabzon (tr)
  4. William Miller (2009). The Latin Orient. Bibliobazaar LLC. pp. 51–54. ISBN 1-110-86390-X. 
  5. "Batumi - Twin Towns & Sister Cities". Batumi City Hall. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2013-08-10.