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Amasya City Guide

Amasya City Guide

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Amasya is one of the most important historical tourism and agricultural centers of Black Sea Region. The city has more than 330.000 population and many historical places to see. This is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia with a history of thousands of years. Amasya, founded around fertile waters such as Yeşilırmak, is one of the most unique and beautiful cities of our country with its historical buildings, colorful nature, local and cultural values. Today, the city started to take investments for different business areas in almost all districts. Check out the most comprehensive Amasya city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Amasya” or “How to get to Amasya ?” in this guide.

City Name

Region

Population

Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)

Amasya

Black Sea

337,800

59 / km2

0,09 %

5,702 km2

358

05xxx

10.000 $

5,912 $

After city center, Merzifon is the most developed district of the city with 70.000 population and important industrial facilities. Moreover,  Amasya Merzifon Airport is located in this district.

The districts of Amasya are Göynücek, Gümüşhacıköy, Hamamözü, Merzifon, Suluova abd Taşova. You will find detailed information for all districts of Amasya in this guide.

Short History of Amasya

The history of Amasya is based on BC 4000 years. After the Hittites, Assyrians invaded Amasya for a while. The Hittite capital Hattusha is in the southwest of Amasya. In AC 355, it passed into the hands of Byzantium, which was the continuation of the Roman Empire. In 712, the Arabs conquered Amasya with the Islamic armies. However, after a while, the Byzantines took back Amasya. It became the capital of Danişmendoğlu shortly after the 1071 Malazgirt war. Amasya, which was transformed into a flag under Sivas after the Tanzimat, occupied an important place in the War of Independence and Sivas Congress was decided here. Famous Amasya Circular was announced here on all Turkey’s cities and Amasya Protocol was signed here.

Accommodation in Amasya will be important if you are not resident in this city. There are only a few hotels in different parts of the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Amasya or real estate for rent in Amasya, you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in central district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 9% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 120 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Amasya’s as of the end of July 2020 were Merzifon and Suluova, in order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Amasya ? In Amasya, there are 5 state hospitals , 1 training and research hospital and 2 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city.

Road Transportation

It is very easy to reach Amasya, which is located on the main road connections between the Black Sea and Central Anatolia Region, by road. You can find Amasya, Turkey’s outgoing buses from many cities. Amasya Bus Station is located in the city center.

Air Transportation

Amasya Merzifon Airport is approximately 45 km from the city center. This airport also serves some districts of Tokat, Çorum and Samsun provinces due to its location. There are regular flights between Amasya Merzifon Airport and Istanbul. You can find private shuttle, taxi and car rental services between the airport and Amasya center.

Railway Transportation

Amasya is located on the Samsun-Kalın (Sivas) Railway Line. Renovations of this regional train line have not yet been completed (2020). In the coming years, with the end of the work, it will be possible to reach Amasya by train. Amasya Train Station is located in the city center.

Although Amasya is not well known, it is one of the places frequented by many travelers because it is one of the most important settlements for both ancient civilizations and the Ottoman Empire. Aynalı Cave is one of the most famous and special caves of Amasya Valley. According to rumors, the cave, which is home to the daughter of a king who is famous for its beauty, is one of the first places you will not forget in Amasya with its magnificent structure and interesting story. During your trip to the castle, you should not miss the Kralkaya Tombs. The tombs on the slopes of the Harşena Mountain are quite large and interesting with their structures carved into stones.

Among the places to visit in Amasya are Borabay Lake and nature park, which attract great attention from the surrounding provinces. You can choose it for picnics, camping and nature walks. It is a place to be seen with its unique nature and rare plant species it contains. Gökmedrese Mosque is one of the most important historical buildings of the city. It is one of the most special legacies that survived from the 1200s, the Seljuks. Although he still actively functions as a mosque, he also served as a complex for a while. It has one of the most successful examples of wood carving and an interesting architecture rarely found in our mosques. You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Amasya” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Amasya” questions in this guide.

There are only one state university located in Amasya named as Amasya University.

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