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Bayburt is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°15′35″N 40°13′40″ECoordinates: 40°15′35″N 40°13′40″E
Mayor Haci Ali Polat (AKP)
District 2,655 km2 (1,025 sq mi)
Elevation 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
District Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Bayburt (pronounced [ˈbajbuɾt]) is a city in northeast Turkey lying on the Çoruh River, and is the provincial capital of Turkey's Bayburt Province.
Bayburt was once an important center on the ancient Silk Road and it was visited by Marco Polo and Turkish excursionist Evliya Celebi. Remains of its medieval castle still exist. There are several interesting mosques, Turkish baths (Hamams) and tombstones in the city as well as the Çatalçeşme Underground Complex and the natural wonder Sirakayalar Waterfall.
Bayburt founded by the Azzi tribe, than Cimmerians passed thru in the 8th century BC. After 2th century AD Pontic Empire and after that Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans invaded and settled there.  
Sights and activities
Parks and nature
Bayburt has many delightful parks and open spaces like "Gençlik Parkı" (Youth Park), "Şehit Nusret Bahçesi" (Martyr Nusret Gardens) and "Genç Osman Parkı" (Young Osman Park). The city has 535.780m² of nursery areas, where young plants are raised for the forests of Bayburt. Also there are two caves that visitors can see the interesting natural shapes of the stones. These caves are, "Çimağıl Mağarası" and "Helva Köyü Buz Mağarası". 
Bayburt University is located at the center of the city, university has several faculties such as Engineering, Arts and Sciences and Administrative Sciences. There are also several vocational schools.
"Bayburt Otobus Terminali", located in the south of the city, is the main port to Bayburt.
The city has one football club currently competing in the Turkish Amateur Football Championship, struggling for promotion to the Turkish Third League, called Bayburtspor. Şalcilarspor played in the Second League between 1986-1988.