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Amasya Province is a province of Turkey, situated on the Yeşil River in the Black Sea Region to the north of the country. Area 5,520 km². Population 334,786.
- also known as Amasya Ili, Amasya Vilayeti, Amasya, Amasya Vilâyeti, Amasia
- country: Turkey
- capital: Amasya
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by Charles Burney
Through this coastal Pontic region settlements were deserted around 1750 BC and not reoccupied until well into the Iron Age; but the inland central Pontic region, equivalent tO modern Amasya province, has settlements continuing during the Hittite Old Kingdom. A number of sites here are of the right date to have served as part Of a Hittite buffer zone against repeated Kaska incursions. Some 2,000 places Of varying size are documented in the Hittite texts, but only a modest percentage ...
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