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, city (1990 pop. 301,412), capital of Samsun prov., N Turkey, on the Black Sea. The most important Turkish port on the Black Sea, it is also a major tobacco-processing center and an agricultural market. Textiles, tobacco, and fertilizer are exported.
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Arrian, copying his source for the northern Anatolian coast, omits attention to sites of potential relevance to contemporary postings of the classis Pontica (if Kienast be followed: note 30 infra), such as Amastris, Caesarea Germanica, Sinope, Amisus and Cerasus (Redde 1986:258 with n.
Rostovzeff (1916-18:12) puts Amisus in Bithynia-Pontus.