Norşin

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Norşin
Norşin is located in Turkey
Norşin
Norşin
Coordinates: 38°34′37″N 42°1′16″E / 38.57694°N 42.02111°E / 38.57694; 42.02111Coordinates: 38°34′37″N 42°1′16″E / 38.57694°N 42.02111°E / 38.57694; 42.02111
Country Turkey
Province Bitlis
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Emin Özkan (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Turan Yılmaz
Area[1]
 • District 524.78 km2 (202.62 sq mi)
Elevation 1,320 m (4,330 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 21,509
 • District 45,436
 • District density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Post code 13800
Website www.guroymak.bel.tr

Norşin (Kurdish: Norşîn, from Armenian: Նորշեն, Norshen) is a district of Bitlis Province, Turkey. The mayor is Mehmet Emin Özkan (BDP). In March 2014, the name of village was changed from Güroymak to the original Kurdish name Norşin.[3][4]

Etymology[edit]

The original Armenian name of the district is Norshen (Նորշեն), which is composed of nor meaning new, and shen meaning village. The Kurdish name of the district, Norşîn, by some sources is composed of Semitic, Nur meaning light, and Kurdish Şîn deriving from old Iranian Axshaena/Axshaina, meaning blue.

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. ^ "Turkey to restore some Kurdish place names". Today's Zaman. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Turkish Parliament adopts 'democracy package,' goes to recess". Hurriyet Daily News. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.