Rize is the capital of Rize Province, in north-east Turkey, on the Black Sea coast. Rize is a center for processing and shipping the tea grown in the surrounding area. Rize is heart of Kackar mountains range and tea homeland.
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The city is built around a small bay on the Black Sea coast, on a narrow strip of flat land between the sea and the mountains behind. Rize is a quiet town, a typical Turkish provincial capital with little in the way of night life or entertainment. Kackar, Barut, Ziglat, Vercenik, Hipot are famous mountain for trekking here.