Artvin is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea. Its capital is the city of Artvin.
It borders the provinces of Ardahan, Rize and Erzurum, in the north to Georgia.
The population in Artvin consists of Turks, Laz, Hemşinli and Georgians.
The province is subdivided ( Ilce ) in eight counties:
- Arhavi ( Arkxavi Laz, Georgian Arkhabî )
- Hopa ( Laz Xopa )
- Murgul ( Mêrgül )
- Faruk Çelik, politicians
- Kâzım Koyuncu, singer
- Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul
- Tolga Zengin football goalkeeper
- Adnan Çolak, serial killers