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Samsun is a city in northern Turkey, on the coast of the Black Sea. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish republic movement at Samsun and it served as its base during the Turkish War of Independence.
Samsun is an important Turkish trade centre and the most important port on the Black Sea coast. Samsun is one of the major Turkish tobacco producing provinces.
Samsun-Çarşamba Airport is a public airport which was opened in 1998. It is 25 km far from Samsun.
Samsun has a humid, temperate, marine climate with cool winters and warm summers and high rainfall throughout the year.