Of (District), Trabzon


Of (District), Trabzon

Of is a town and district of Trabzon Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is located in the eastern part of Trabzon and is an important historical district of the city.

Name

There are several stories about the origins of its name. According to the first assumption, its name is the replica of the word "ofis", a Greek word for "snake". The other assumption suggests that the name of the district stems from "Op" which means "gun" in the old South Siberian Turkic language.

The history of Trabzon started with the Greek colonies in the region.

External links

* [http://www.of.gov.tr/ District governor's official website] tr icon


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