Trebizond

Trebizond

[treb-uh-zond]
noun
1.
a medieval empire in NE Asia Minor 1204–1461.
2.
Official name Trabzon. a seaport in NE Turkey, on the Black Sea: an ancient Greek colony; capital of the medieval empire of Trebizond.
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Trabzon or Trebizond (ˈtrɑːbzɔːn)
 
n
a port in NE Turkey, on the Black Sea: founded as a Greek colony in the 8th century bc at the terminus of an important trade route from central Europe to Asia. Pop: 246 000 (2005 est)
 
Trebizond or Trebizond
 
n

Trebizond (ˈtrɛbɪˌzɒnd)
 
n
a variant of Trabzon

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trebizond

city, capital of Trabzon il (province), northeastern Turkey. It lies on a wide bay on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea backed by high ranges of the Pontic Mountains, which separate it from the central Anatolian Plateau. The heart of the city is on a triangle of tableland between two deep ravines, with remains of an ancient Roman-built harbour at its base. At its southern end stands a ruined citadel. The city centre is enclosed on the east and west by walls that date from Byzantine times. The commercial quarter is centred around a bazaar and park in the eastern part of the city near the old Genoese castle of Leontocastron; east of this lies the harbour.

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