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Terme

Terme
Terme is located in Turkey
Terme
Terme
Coordinates: 41°12′33″N 36°58′26″E / 41.20917°N 36.97389°E / 41.20917; 36.97389
Country Turkey
ProvinceSamsun
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Urban
31,163
 • District
73,094
ClimateCfa

Terme (formerly spelled Termeh; Ancient greek: Thèrmae, Θέρμαι) is a town, the headquarters of Terme District, Samsun Province, Turkey; both are named after the Terme River. Scholars have identified Terme or its environs as the site of the ancient city of Themiscyra, Θεμίσκυρα.[2]

Terme District is the site of an annual festival celebrating the Amazons, an ancient nation of all-female warriors who, according to Greek myth, were believed to have lived in the Samsun region.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  2. ^ Richard Talbert, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, (ISBN 0-691-03169-X), Map 87 & notes.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)