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Bafra is a city in the Turkish province of Samsun. Bafra is located in the Black Sea region 20 km from the coast. The city also forms the center of the district of the same name. 2010, the city had about 87,000 and the county of 144,000 inhabitants. For district includes about 120 villages and 4 Belediyes.

The city is located in the alluvial plain of the Kizilirmak at the crossing point of the river and the road from Sinop and Samsun, on the east bank of the Kızılırmaks.

The region has been inhabited for 5,000 years before Christ. There are various Höyüks in the district, including the Bögürtlen Höyüğü and the Höyük in the village Beylik. Foothills of Canik Mountains run through the county. The highest mountain is the Nebyan Dagi ( 1,224 m).


  • The Cetinkaya Bridge, one of the first major construction projects of the republic. It crosses the Kizilirmak and replaced 1937 650 -meter wooden bridge.
  • The site İkiztepe with findings from the copper, the early Bronze Age and the Hittite
  • The Şifa - hammam, about three hundred years old Turkish bath
  • The ruins of Asar, castle ruins dating from the 1st millennium BC

Famous people

  • Fahrettin Genç ( b. 1953 ), football coach
  • Gökhan Gönül ( born 1985 ), football player
  • Murat Ocak ( b. 1982 ), football player