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Samsun Turkey

Samsun - Turkey Samsun is a city of about half a million people on the north coast of Turkey. It is the provincial capital of Samsun Province and a major Black Sea port. Samsun is a long city which extends along the coast between two river deltas which jut into the Black Sea. It is located at the end of an ancient route from Cappadocia. Named Amisos in antiquity the ancient city lay on the headland northwest of the modern city. To Samsun's west, lies the Kızılırmak ("Red River"), one of the longest rivers in Anatolia and its fertile delta. To the east, lie the Yeşilırmak ("Green River") and its delta. The River Mert reaches the sea at the city, Yeşilırmak east of the city and Kızılırmak west of the city. Some of the sights to see in Samsun are: The Kultur Sarayi - Palace of Culture hosts concerts and other performances in a building shaped much like a ski jump. The Archaeological and Atatürk Museum. The archaeological part of the museum displays ancient artifacts found in the Samsun area. The Atatürk section includes photographs of his life and some personal belongings. The museum is open from 8:30 till 12:00 and from 14:00 till 17:00. Atatürk founded the Turkish republic movement at Samsun and it served as its base during the Turkish War of Independence. The Russian Market (Rus Pazari). The Atatürk Museum houses Atatürk's bedroom, his study and conference room as well some personal belongings. Pazar Mosque is Samsun's oldest surviving building - a mosque built by the Ilkhanate Mongols in the 13th century. Karadağ Geçidi (Karadag Pass) lies at an altitude of 940 metres above the city on the way to Amasya.

Samsun has a typical Black Sea climate with high and evenly distributed rainfall the year round. Summers are warm and humid, and the average maximum temperature is around 27°C in August. Winters are cool and damp, and the lowest average minimum temperature is around 3°C in January. Precipitation is heaviest in late autumn and early winter. Snowfall is quite common between the months of December and March. Snowfalls can be heavy but this usually varies considerably from year to year, and the snowcover and temperatures below the freezing point rarely last more than a few days. The water temperature, like on the rest of the Black Sea coast of Turkey, fluctuates between 8° and 20°C throughout the year. Modern trams run between the train station and Ondokuz Mayıs University. Work is in progress extending the line east along the coast and it may reach as far as the Samsun-Çarşamba Airport in the future. Samsun-Çarşamba Airport is 23 kilometers east of the city center. It is possible to reach the airport by the Havas Bus service which departs from the Otogar (Bus Station) close to Kultur Sarayi in the city center.


Region: Black Sea
Province: Samsun Province
Beach: Yes
Marina: Yes
Hotels: Yes
Video: Yes
Airport: Samsun-Çarşamba Airport
English language website: samsun-information.com


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