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This project, funded by the European Union .Editorial responsibility for the content belongs to only Akcaabat Public Education Center.

 

Trabzon is the emerald green city of the Blacksea.Its history goes as back as 2000 B.C.However, the founders of Trabzon are unknown.The commen belief is that the founders of the city came from Middel Aisa trough the Caucasus.

The name of city was first cited in Xenophone's  book Anabasis as "Trapezus".The city book this name from the table-like  shape of Ortahisar and Yukarıhisar areas, which were the center of the ancient city.

Trabzon was the most important contact point on the ancient Silk Road between Europe and Asia,and because of its improtant position, it hosted many civilisations throughout history.

The city has been populated by different civilisations since the ancient ages and, therefore its has a rich cultural heritage full of local staries and folk songs.

Throughout history, Trabzon was ruled by the Milletians,Persians, Romans, Byzantines and comnenos Dynasty.From the begining of the century Comnenos Dynasty ruled Trabzon for over 275 years, and it was conquered by Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer on october 26,1461.

The art of making silk threads and products of "Hasır Bilezik" in which gold and silver threads are woven like needlework  in the hands of the craftsmen of Trabzon. its Horon, Kemancha (a regional musical instrument) and other folkloric elements are the main symbols of Trabzon which contribute to its advertisement.

Tobacco, hazelnut and tea are the main agriculturel production and they contributesignificantly to the city's economy.Also, Fishing, expecially Anchovy has a special importance for the city's economy.

Whereas in the early 90s tehere were only five foreign companies in Trabzon, the number  exceeded 500 by 1995, and  foreign investment has continued to grow since then.With its increasing importance as an international trade center, its function as a bridge between Caucasus ,Middle Asia, and the West, Trabzon has an important role in the developing trade between Turtiye,Middle east, and the commonwealth of the independent States(CIS).Trabzon is  progressing towards a bright and prosperous future with its university, modern port, international airport, free zone and tourism potential.

 

 

 

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