Location of Samsun Province in Turkey
|Region||West Black Sea|
|• Electoral district||Samsun|
|• Governor||Zülkif Dağlı|
|• Total||9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
Samsun Province (Turkish: Samsun ili) is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 (2010). Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55.
Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake
Kızılırmak,Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün Suyu 
There are also small areas of bottomland forest.
Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago. The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.
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