Tokat (tōkätˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 83,174), capital of Tokat prov., N central Turkey. It is an agricultural market with copper manufactures. An important town in Roman times, it declined under the Byzantines but revived after its capture by the Ottoman Turks in 1402.
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