- Sivas Province
Infobox Province TR
licence = 58
total population = 810,989
area=28,488|The province of Sivas is located at the eastern part of the Central
Anatolian region of Turkey; it is the second largest province in Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Yozgat to the west, Kayseri to the southwest, Kahramanmaraş to the south, Malatya to the southeast, Erzincanto the east, Giresun to the northeast, and Ordu to the north. Its capital is Sivas.
The majority of Sivas Province shares the climate of the Central Anatolian Region in which the summer seasons are hot and dry while winter seasons are cold and snowy. However, the northern part of the province shares the
Black SeaClimate while the eastern portion shares the climate of the Eastern Anatolian higher region.
This province is noted for its thermal springs.
Sivas province is divided into 17 districts (capital district in bold):
The route of the
Silk Roadand the Persian Royal Roadrun through Sivas.
According to the written historical sources, the region of Sivas province was first inhabited during the period of the Hittite civilization by the beginning of
2000 BCand became an important settlement. The region then encountered the reign of Phrygian, Lydian, Assyrian, Roman, Byzantine, Seljukian, Danişment, Ilhanlı, Eretna and Ottoman civilizations.
The foundations of the modern Turkish Republic were laid in the
Sivas Congressassembled on 4 September 1919, during the presidency of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, thus making the province of Sivas important to the history of the Turkish nation.
* [http://www.sivaslilarvakfi.com Sivaslılar Vakfı - Everything about Sivas and Sivas Culture ]
* [http://www.bizimsivas.net Bizim Sivas - Sivas' Biggest Local Newspaper ]
* [http://www.yigidolar.com The Football Team of Sivas City - Sivasspor - supporters meet here]
* [http://www.sivaskulturu.com Sivas Kültürü - Cultural Informations about Sivas city ]
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