Trabzon is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey, where known history goes back 4000 years ago. Its population is around 350.000. Trabzon has a very rich flora, and about 440 endemic plants thrive in the region. The region is under the influence of the Black Sea climate: the winters are cool but humid, and summers are temperate. As a peculiarity of the Black Sea climate there is a high probability of rain throughout the year. Average temperature in July is around 30 °C. The currency is Turkish Lira. Foreign currency and travelers check can be exchanged in banks, hotels and ex-change offices. Many shops will accept the major credit cards.