Palu, Elazığ

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Palu
Palu is located in Turkey
Palu
Palu
Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 39°57′04″E / 38.70389°N 39.95111°E / 38.70389; 39.95111Coordinates: 38°42′14″N 39°57′04″E / 38.70389°N 39.95111°E / 38.70389; 39.95111
Country Turkey
Province Elazığ
Government
 • Mayor Said Dağoğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Ayhan Yazgan
Area[1]
 • District 837.10 km2 (323.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,187
 • District 20,377
 • District density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Post code 23500
Website www.palu.bel.tr

Palu (formerly Romanopolis in Greek) is a town and district of Elazığ Province of Turkey. The mayor is Said Dağoğlu (AKP). The population is 8,652.

Economy[edit]

Historically, Palu produced silver and small amounts of coal.[3]

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. ^ Prothero, W.G. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 74.