|Region||West Black Sea|
|• Electoral district||Samsun|
|• Governor||Zülkif Dağlı|
|• Total||9,579 km2 (3,698 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
Samsun Province ( Turkish: Samsun ili) is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 (2010). Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55.
The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey.
Surgical instruments are manufactured in the province today and were 4000 years ago.  The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, started the Turkish War of Independence here on May 19, 1919.
Ladik Lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lake.
Kızılırmak, Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün Suyu. 
There are also small areas of bottomland forest. 
Samsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which are included in the municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters).
Media related to Samsun Province at Wikimedia Commons
Samsun_Province Latitude and Longitude:
41°12′16″N 36°00′26″E / 41.20444°N 36.00722°E