Hozat

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Hozat
Hozat is located in Turkey
Hozat
Hozat
Coordinates: 39°06′33″N 39°13′12″E / 39.10917°N 39.22000°E / 39.10917; 39.22000Coordinates: 39°06′33″N 39°13′12″E / 39.10917°N 39.22000°E / 39.10917; 39.22000
Country Turkey
Province Dersim
Government
 • Mayor Celaleddin Polat (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Fatih Demir
Area[1]
 • District 777.13 km2 (300.05 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 0
 • District 0
 • District density 0.0/km2 (0.0/sq mi)
Post code 62400
Website www.hozat.bel.tr

Hozat (Ottoman Turkish: خوزات,[3] Ottoman Turkish: درسم Dersim,[4] Kurdish: Xozat, Zazaki: Xozat) is a small city and its surrounding district in Dersim Province of Turkey. It has a population of 4,714. The mayor is Celaleddin Polat (CHP). Former name of district of Hozat was kaza of Dersim.

In the 10th century, it was known as Chozanon (Greek: Χόζανον), and formed a thema after its conquest by the Byzantine Empire shortly after 938.[5]

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. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 240.
  4. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 146.
  5. ^ Oikonomides, Nicolas (1972). Les Listes de Préséance Byzantines des IXe et Xe Siècles (in French). Paris, France: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. p. 359.