Let alone pages, even books would not be enough to properly elucidate Of, the adorable county of one of the metropolis' of the Eastern Black Sea Region, economically, historically, politically and culturally. Of has always been able to shine out due to its geographical and strategic structure, in both pre-republic and repuplic periods.
According to old documents, Besikduzu was founded with the command of Mahmut II, in 1834 and in 30 November 1948, the municipality was formed and started operating.
Vakfikebir is 40 km west of Trabzon, surrounded by Carsibasi in the east, Besikduzu in the west, Tonya in the south and Black Sea in the north. From Işıklı lighthouse the coastline turns first south west then north west to form the large bay called “Büyükliman” (The Big Harbour). The bay of Buyukliman is partly closed to northwestern wind making it a good refuge for the sailors. The tale of how this county took its name is interesting.
Akcaabat, on the Eastern Black Sea region, is a city that has valuable natural features. It is one of the Black Sea's natural harbors.
The date of foundation of Yomra is similar to that of Trabzon. With the conquest of Trabzon in 26 October 1461, by Mehmed II, the last remaining non-Turkish land in Anatolia joined the Ottoman Empire. From this date on the invasion of the Eastern part of Trabzon was led by the tutor of Prince Bayezid (the son of Mehmet II), Lala Hizir Bey. It was by his efforts that Yomra became part of the Empire. Hizir Bey is also the first mayor of Trabzon.
Town center is located on the seaboard and has a slope land. Depending on the biome, summers are cool and winters are warm. Temperate climate dominates the area.
As the mountains which run parallel along the coastline of The Black Sea, go to the east they become vertical to the sea. The level areas that make settlement possible on the coast are very rare. Because of the heavy rain, the mountains are covered by forests and thick floras. The brooks, which are formed in the valleys, create natural passageway to the inland from the shore.
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