Bulanık

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Bulanık
Bulanık is located in Turkey
Bulanık
Bulanık
Coordinates: 39°5′42″N 42°16′0″E / 39.09500°N 42.26667°E / 39.09500; 42.26667Coordinates: 39°5′42″N 42°16′0″E / 39.09500°N 42.26667°E / 39.09500; 42.26667
Country Turkey
Province Muş
Government
 • Mayor Figen Yaşar (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Fatih Aksoy
Area[1]
 • District 1,688.51 km2 (651.94 sq mi)
Elevation 1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 24,354
 • District 85,114
 • District density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code 49500
Website www.bulanik.bel.tr

Bulanık is a town and district of Muş Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The current mayor is Figen Yaşar (BDP). He is under governor Ferit Görükmez Kaymakamı.

History[edit]

Bulanik correspond to the old Armenian town of Kop' (Armenian: Կոփ), known as a center of a district of a Hark' in a north-eastern part of Historical Armenia's Turuberan province. Kop's population engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, carpentry, blacksmithing, shoe making, pottery, sewing, folk medicine and bakery. This small Armenian town was famous for its feasts and rituals:

  • Kaghand (Armenian: Կաղանդ) (correspond to New Year)
  • Tznndyan Ton (Armenian: Ծննդեան տոն) (correspond to Christmas)
  • Terndez (Armenian: Տերնդեզ)
  • Surp Sargis (Armenian: Սուրբ Սարգիս)
  • Barekendanq (Armenian: Բարեկենդանք) (corresponds to Easter)
  • Dzhodzh Pas(Armenian: Ջոջ Պաս)
  • Aghbrgir or Avetarani Quyrer (Armenian: Աղբրգիր) or (Armenian: Ավետարանի Քույրեր)
  • Hambardzum (Armenian: Համբարձում)
  • Vardevar (Armenian: Վարդեւար)
  • Astvatzatzin yev Surb Khach (Armenian: Աստվածածին եւ Սուրբ Խաչ)

Economy[edit]

Historically, Bulanık was known for producing wheat and salt.[3][4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Rasho Melk'on (Armenian: Ռաշո Մելքոն)(Melk'on Movsissian) - mayor of Kop', legendary figure organized migration Armenians to "Russian" Armenia before entering of Turkish troops in the city. Contemporaries say he had sworn to leave the city at last turn, but unfortunately he was killed at the threshold of his home during Armenian genocide.

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. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 60. 
  4. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 74.