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Diyadin

Diyadin
Diyadin is located in Turkey
Diyadin
Diyadin
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Ağrı
Government
 • Mayor Hazal Aras (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Ali Arıkan
Area[1]
 • District 1,290.67 km2 (498.33 sq mi)
Elevation 1,925 m (6,316 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 20,285
 • District 45,238
 • District density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Post code 04900
Website .tr.bel.diyadinwww

Diyadin (Armenian: Տատէոն (Latin transliteration: Tatēon); Kurdish: Giyadîn) is a district of Ağrı Province of Turkey, at the foot of Mount Tendürek, a high peak in the Aladağlar range that stands between Ağrı and the north shore of Lake Van. The mayor is Hazal Aras (BDP).

Economy

As of 1920, the area was known for its sulphur production.[3]

Places of interest

  • The Meya caves
  • The hot-springs
  • Church

References

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 72. 

External links

  • Diyadin (Turkish)


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