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Tirebolu itself is a small town of 14,303 people located on the hill named Ayana which rises from the Black Sea shore just to the west of the Harşit River estuary. Tirebolu has a little harbour and a fishing fleet but the mainstay of the local economy is growing hazelnuts.

HistoryIn his Anabasis, the ancient Greek historian Xenophon (431–360 BC) wrote that Colchians, Drilae, Habibs, and Tiberians had been living in the eastern parts of the Black Sea region during the centuries (BC).

The Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder tells us that nearby Tripolis was founded (elsewhere dated as 656 BC) as a trading colony of the Ancient Greek city-state of Miletos, one of nearly 90 along the Black Sea coast.

Tripoli was next part of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, one of the three cities that give the town its name, the others being Andoz (today's Espiye) and Bedrama (or Bedrum) in the Harşit valley. The Empire of Trebizond was then formed when the Crusaders captured Constantinople) in 1204 and the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I of Trebizond escaped to the Black Sea coast. Tripoli was in the territory of this empire.

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  • Copyright: ERHAN EKEN (erhan1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 165 N: 514] (15961)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-17
  • Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-02 8:32
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