Çaldıran (District), Van

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Çaldıran
Çaldıran is located in Turkey
Çaldıran
Çaldıran
Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389
Country Turkey
Province Van
Government
 • Mayor Faruk Demir (BDP)
 • Kaymakam İbrahim Dündâr
Area[1]
 • District 1,587.22 km2 (612.83 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 14,361
 • District 67,329
 • District density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Post code 65750
Website www.caldiran.bel.tr
view from vehicle travelling through Çaldıran town

Çaldıran (Kurdish: Bazîdaxa) is a district and town in Van Province of Turkey. The mayor is Faruk Demir (BDP).

The town is in an earthquake prone area; 3,840 people were killed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 1976.[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Daha önce de büyük depremler yaşandı NTV 23 October 2011

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