Until the 1930s, the Armenian population of the county was higher than that of the Muslim Kurds. Relocation by the Ottoman state law and then the Republic of Turkey lead to the Armenian population of the county to become reduced to almost nothing.
Forests recently are turning out to be increasing and crowding. Here although mostly cereals is being cultivated, in the last years drilling water wells and construction of irrigation ponds lets the industrial plants to be produced as well. Additionally, olive, grape and different kinds of fruit trees/gardens are common.