Location of Amasya Province in Turkey
|Region||West Black Sea|
|• Electoral district||Amasya|
|• Governor||Mustafa Masatlı|
|• Total||5,520 km2 (2,130 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
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. The district is also home to the Ottoman Turkish leader Kara Mustafa Pasha.
Amasya, between the Black Sea and inner Anatolia, lies at the centre of a region of fertile plains crossed by the Yeşilırmak, Çekerek, and Tersakan rivers. Despite being near the Black Sea AmasYa has hot summers and moderately cold winters. Amasya is an agricultural province known as the best apple growing province in the country, and also producing tobacco, peaches, cherries and okra.
Amasya province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold):