Muş Province

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Muş Province
Muş ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Muş Province in Turkey
Location of Muş Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Central East Anatolia
Subregion Van
Government
 • Electoral district Muş
Area
 • Total 8,196 km2 (3,164 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 406,886
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0436
Vehicle registration 49

Muş Province (Turkish: Muş ili) is a province in eastern Turkey. It is 8,196 km² in area, and has a population of 406,886 according to a 2010 estimate. The population was 453,654 in 2000. The provincial capital is the city of Muş. Another town in Muş province, Malazgirt (Manzikert), is famous for the Battle of Manzikert of 1071. The majority of the province's population is Kurdish.[2]


Districts[edit]

Muş province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):

Economy[edit]

Historically, Muş was known for producing wheat.[3] The province also grew madder, but locals retained it, using it for dye.[4] The area also had salt mines. As of 1920, the region had so much salt that it was said to have enough to supply Europe and Asia.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ Watts, Nicole F. (2010). Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey (Studies in Modernity and National Identity). Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-295-99050-7. 
  3. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 60. 
  4. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 62. 
  5. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 71. 

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Coordinates: 39°00′02″N 41°49′38″E / 39.00056°N 41.82722°E / 39.00056; 41.82722