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The Black Sea region has a moderate climate and higher than average rainfall. The west is noted for agriculture, including grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and tobacco.In the more humid east, the mountains leave a narrow coastal plain rarely exceeding twenty miles wide.Its area is 301,382 square miles (814,578 square kilometers).It is bounded on the west by the Aegean Sea; on the northwest by the Sea of Marmara, Greece, and Bulgaria; on the north by the Black Sea; on the east by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; and on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean.The Black Sea peoples settled and farmed the valleys and narrow alluvial fans of the area's rivers, developing a form of steep slope agriculture to grow vegetables and fruits.
The western coastal plains are generally more densely populated and industrial than are the central and eastern regions, except for Ankara on the central Anatolian plateau.
Izmir is the region's major commercial and industrial center; it is the third largest city and second major port.
The Marmara–Istanbul region, a crossroads of Europe and Asia, is the most densely settled, commercial, industrial, and touristic region.
Thus, many western Black Sea men sought work outside the region in the navy and merchant marine or in major cities, later returning home to retire.
While the men worked away, the women kept up the home, farmed the land, and cared for the livestock.