Amasya is the capital city of the province of the same name, the province has an area of 5690 km2 and a population of 324,268 people of which 86,667 live in the city and the remainder in surrounding villages. It lies at an altitude of 411 m. Amasya is
one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey. Lying, as Saframbolu in a rocky and narrow gorge of rmak Yesil (Green River), is distinguished both natural beauty and the vestiges of its millenary history of over 5,000 years of Hittite periods, urarta, Phrygian
, Persian, Romanian, Byzantine, Mongol and Ottoman.