• Population: 337800
  • Universities: 1
  • Airport: 1
  • Train Station: 0
  • Plate Code: 5


Amasya is the city which is the center of Amasya province in the Black Sea Region. It is located in the Central Black Sea Region. It is one of the old settlements of Anatolia. Starting from the Hittites, it became the center of various civilizations. The oldest known name of the city is Amasya, which has come without changing any of its form as it is said. In old records and finds, the name Amesseia - Amacia - Amaccia is read. It is possible to see the silver and bronze coins (coins) used in trade during the Persian, Pontos and Roman Empire periods, where the name Amasya was clearly read.



Amasya is surrounded by Tokat in the east, Yozgat in the south, Çorum in the west and Samsun in the north. It was established on the valley formed by Yeşilırmağın between the Central Black Sea Mountains (Canik).


A transition climate prevails between the Black Sea climate and the land climate in the province. Summers are not as dry as the land climate and not as rainy as the Black Sea climate. Winters are not as mild as the Black Sea climate and not as harsh as the land climate.


The first settlement BC. Amasya, which was determined to extend up to 5.500 years; It has hosted the Hittite, Phrygian, Cimmerian, Lydian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Danişmend, Seljuk, Ilhanli and Ottoman civilizations in the period from ancient times to today. Amasya, which joined the Ottoman lands in 1386, has also become famous as the "city of princes" because of the special interest shown by the Ottoman sultans and princes.

Amasya came to the fore during the War of Independence. The first step of the National Struggle that started in Samsun on 19 May 1919 continued with the arrival of Mustafa Kemal in Amasya on 12 June 1919. The plans of the Independence Struggle were prepared, it was decided to gather the Erzurum and Sivas Congresses, and it was declared in Amasya, with the Amasya Tamimi published on 22 June 1919, that the nation's determination and decision will be saved again.


 Amasya history has a rich vegetation with its ecological structure as well as a rich culinary culture as well as a deep-rooted cultural level. Among the dishes unique to the region are cutlery soup, cirque-crack (pouring), helle soup, breadcrumb (papara), cut crested soup, toyga soup, cilbir, stuffed pods, hengel (minced ravioli), beetroot (pastrami), rice with zucchini crust, Liver with vinegar, yuka dessert (puff pastry with yufka eggplant), shirt kadayıf, halbur dessert, zerdali gallele, cherry bread (Amasya bun), sini water pastry (Amasya style) and Yakasal pastry.


It is recommended to write hand strap from Amasya, to eat, to buy homemade rose hip paste, rice and apples.

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