Place:Amasya, Turkey

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NameAmasya
Alt namesAmasiasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 336
Amasyasource: Wikipedia
TypeProvince
Coordinates40.617°N 35.833°E
Located inTurkey
See alsoKaradeṅiz kıiyıisıiremoved name of Region
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Amasya Province is a province of Turkey, situated on the Yeşil River in the Black Sea Region to the north of the country. Area 5,520 km². Population 334,786.

Its provincial capital is Amasya, the antique Amaseia mentioned in documents from the era of Alexander the Great and the birthplace of the geographer and historian Strabo. In Ottoman times Amasya was well known for its madrassas, especially as a centre for the Khalwati Sufi order.

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