Horasan

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Horasan
Horasan is located in Turkey
Horasan
Horasan
Coordinates: 40°02′23″N 42°10′16″E / 40.03972°N 42.17111°E / 40.03972; 42.17111Coordinates: 40°02′23″N 42°10′16″E / 40.03972°N 42.17111°E / 40.03972; 42.17111
Country Turkey
Province Erzurum
Government
 • Mayor Abdulkadir Aydın (SP)
 • Kaymakam Mahmut Ağbal
Area[1]
 • District 1,662.12 km2 (641.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,246
 • District 43,063
 • District density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Post code 25800
Website www.horasan.bel.tr
Map showing the position of Horosan on the eastern frontier of Erzurum Province.

Horasan is a town and district of Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The mayor is Abdulkadir Aydın (SP).

In 2008 the population of the town was 17,661 while that of the Horasan district was 43,852.

Horasan is located on the east of Erzurum Province, and borders the provinces of Ağrı and Kars.

Horasan is also one of the spellings of the Khorasan (or Greater Khorasan), which is a region in north east Persia with historical importance, and it is also the source of the name of the town as the first settlers of the town migrate from this region.

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.