|• Mayor||Mehmet Emin Özkan (BDP)|
|• Kaymakam||Turan Yılmaz|
|• District||524.78 km2 (202.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,320 m (4,330 ft)|
|• District density||87/km2 (220/sq mi)|
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.
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.
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