Diyadin

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This article is about the district of Ağrı Province. For other uses, see Diyadin (disambiguation).
Diyadin
Diyadin is located in Turkey
Diyadin
Diyadin
Coordinates: 39°32′24″N 43°40′38″E / 39.54000°N 43.67722°E / 39.54000; 43.67722Coordinates: 39°32′24″N 43°40′38″E / 39.54000°N 43.67722°E / 39.54000; 43.67722
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 www.diyadin.bel.tr

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[edit]

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

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Meya caves
  • The hot-springs
  • Church

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. 72. 

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