Trabzon (Turkis pronunciation: [ˈtrabzon]) is a ceety on the Black Sea coast o north-eastren 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 tred gateway tae Iran in the sootheast an the Caucasus tae the northeast.[3] The Venetian an Genoese merchants peyed visits tae Trebizond during the medieval period an sauld silk, linen an woolen fabric; wi the Republic o Genoa havin an important merchant colony within the ceety that wis seemilar 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 tred tae Iran an the Caucasus. The population o the centre urban is 230,399 (2009 census).

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Trabzon is located in Turkey
Location o Trabzon within Turkey.
Coordinates: 41°00′N 39°44′E / 41.000°N 39.733°E / 41.000; 39.733Coordinates: 41°00′N 39°44′E / 41.000°N 39.733°E / 41.000; 39.733
Kintra Turkey
 • MayorOrhan Fevzi Gümrükçüoğlu (AKP)
 • Destrict188.85 km2 (72.92 sq mi)
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 • Urban
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 • Destrict density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)(+90) 462
Licence plate61

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  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  3. Trabzon (tr) Archived 2011-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  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 frae the original on 4 Mey 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2013.