Trabzon is one of the major cities of Turkey and the biggest one in the Eastern Black Sea region. Its population is over 770 thousand (2015) and has an area of 4,664 km2. Due to the rainy climate even in the summer months, it has lots of green forests and mountains with many rivers and highlands. There are major roads connecting Trabzon to other cities, a big harbor for international shipping traffic in the Black Sea, and an international airport. The city is famous for its fish, football (soccer) team, and the Sumela Monastery.
Trabzon has a climate typical of the Black Sea region with plentiful precipitation. it has a humid subtropical Trabzon  Summers are warm and humid, and the average maximum temperature is around 26.7 °C (80 °F) in August. Winters are cool and damp, and the lowest average minimum temperature is around 5 °C (41 °F) in January. Trabzon's summers are warmer than oceanic classifications, but the narrow fluctuations in temperature render a significant influence from the sea.

Fishery is the most important sector in Trabzon. Around 20 percent of the Turkish fish production is caught and processed in Trabzon. Although agriculture is limited because of the mountainous terrain, the Trabzon region is one of the largest hazelnuts and tea producer in Turkey. Tourism accounts for a considerable part of Trabzon’s economy. The Trabzon region produces about 20 percent of Turkey’s hazelnuts and tea production. Wood and Forestry products constitute a significant importance for the Trabzon economy. Other agriculture products are mainly used for regional consumption. In previous years Trabzon’s historic sites and its location as the gateway to Eastern Anatolia attracted Western tourists. Furthermore, the forests and the mountains provide beautiful tourist sites.
Regarding the expansion of ties among the world cities, Trabzon tries to have bilateral cooperation in the forms of sisterhood and friendly cooperation contracts with many cities such as  Dortmund, Germany, Sochi, Russia, Rasht, Zanjan and Tabriz- Iran,