Bingöl Province

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Bingöl Province
Bingöl ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Bingöl Province in Turkey
Location of Bingöl Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Eastern Anatolia
Capital Bingöl
Area
 • Total 8,125 km2 (3,137 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 255,170
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0426
Vehicle registration 12

Bingöl Province (Turkish: Bingöl ili, Kurdish: Parêzgeha Bîngol) is a province of Turkey in Eastern Anatolia. The province was created in 1946 out of parts of Elazığ and Erzincan. The new province was known as Çapakçur Province until 1950. Its neighbouring provinces are Tunceli, Erzurum, Muş, Diyarbakır, Erzincan and Elazığ. The province covers an area of 8,125 km² and has a population of 255,170. The main spoken languages are Turkish and Zazaki/ Kurdish. The capital is Bingöl.

Districts[edit]

Bingöl province is divided into 8 districts (capital district in bold):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°02′28″N 40°40′33″E / 39.04111°N 40.67583°E / 39.04111; 40.67583