Trabzon is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast. Its adjacent provinces are Giresun to the west, Gumushane to the southwest, Bayburt to the southeast and Rize to the west. Its provincial capital is Trabzon city, and the traffic plate number is 61.
Trabzon province has 17 subprovinces (in Turkish: İlçe), not counting the central subprovince which carries the province's name. Nine of these are along the 114km coast line: (From West to East) Beşikdüzü, Vakfıkebir, Çarşıbaşı, Akçaabat, Yomra, Arsin, Araklı, Sürmene and Of. The remaining subprovinces are located in innerland: Tonya, Düzköy, Şalpazarı, Maçka, Köprübaşı, Dernekpazarı, Hayrat and Çaykara. Among these Beşikdüzü ve Şalpazarı gained subprovince status in 1988, and Çarşıbaşı, Düzköy, Köprübaşı, Dernekpazarı and Hayrat in 1990.
Governor's web site (http://www.trabzon.gov.tr).
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Trabzon, formerly known as Trebizond, is a city on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey.
Alexius I, a grandson of Byzantine emperor Andronicus I Comnenus and Georgian King David the Builder, made Trebizond the seat of an empire, and because of this connection the polity was sometimes referred to as the Comnenan Empire.
Trebizond controlled an area across the southern Black Sea coast, and parts of the Crimean peninsula and Kerch briefly in the thirteenth century.
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