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Gümüşhane is a city in northeastern Turkey. The city lies along the Harsit River, at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,500 m), about 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Trabzon. The name literally means "silver town" and is derived from the silver (Turkish gümüş)
.Since the city has a moderate climate, it is surrounded by fruit groves, especially apples, and gardens of wild roses.