Refahiye

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Refahiye
Refahiye is located in Turkey
Refahiye
Refahiye
Coordinates: 39°54′04″N 38°46′07″E / 39.90111°N 38.76861°E / 39.90111; 38.76861Coordinates: 39°54′04″N 38°46′07″E / 39.90111°N 38.76861°E / 39.90111; 38.76861
Country Turkey
Province Erzincan
Government
 • Mayor Cevdet Çınar (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Yusuf Karaloğlu
Area[1]
 • District 1,681.98 km2 (649.42 sq mi)
Elevation 1,589 m (5,213 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,980
 • District 10,504
 • District density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Post code 2553x
Website www.refahiye.bel.tr
A view from Refahiye.

Refahiye (Kurdish: Gercan, Armenian: Կերճանիս, Gerjanis) is a town and district of Erzincan Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. It covers an area of 1,744 km², and the elevation is 1,589 m. The district has a total population of 10,569 where 3730 live in the town of Refahiye. The mayor is Cevdet Çınar (MHP).

It is on the Asian highway network. The province is known for its forests and mountains called Dumanlı Mountains. There are a lot of local honey producers in the villages in Refahiye. It was greatly affected by the earthquake of 1939, and much of its infrastructure had to be rebuilt from scratch.

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. 

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