ORDU (anc. Cotyora, where the " Ten Thousand " embarked for home), a town on the N. coast of Asia Minor, between Samsun and Kerasund, connected with Zara, and so with Sivas, by a carriage road, and with Constantinople and Trebizond by steamer. Pop. about 6000, more than half Christian. Ordu has exceptionally good Greek schools, and a growing trade in filberts.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)