Today calles Rize, city, northeastern Turkey, on the Black Sea.
The city lies on wooded hills stretching down to the sea, with its
commercial section on the narrow strip of flat land around a small
bay. Rize enjoys a mild climate and luxuriant vegetation. It is
linked by road with Trabzon (41 miles [66 km] west), Hopa (55
miles [88 km] east, near the Georgia frontier), and Erzurum
(south) and by ship with Istanbul. Rize is a processing and sea
shipping centre for the tea grown in the surrounding area; it has a
tea research institute, founded in 1958. Pop. (1990) city, 52,031.