Tuzluca

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Tuzluca
Tuzluca is located in Turkey
Tuzluca
Tuzluca
Coordinates: 40°02′58″N 43°39′39″E / 40.04944°N 43.66083°E / 40.04944; 43.66083Coordinates: 40°02′58″N 43°39′39″E / 40.04944°N 43.66083°E / 40.04944; 43.66083
Country Turkey
Province Iğdır
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Gültekin (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Murat Sarı
Area[1]
 • District 1,253.50 km2 (483.98 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,177
 • District 24,648
 • District density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Post code 76900
Website www.tuzluca.bel.tr

Tuzlucа (Azerbaijani: Duzluca,[citation needed] Armenian: Կողբ; Russian: Когб; Kurdish: Elîdizk/Qulp;[citation needed] formerly known as Koghb, Kulp, and Goghb) is a town and district of Iğdır Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Part of the district forms the international border between Turkey and Armenia.

Etymology[edit]

The town was later renamed Tuzluca, Tuz meaning salt in Turkish. The Turkish name is derived from the salt mines that have existed here since at least medieval times; a salt mine still operates.

Tuzluca today[edit]

Today, Tuzluca serves as a highland retreat for asthma patients. Apricots and other fruit and vegetables are grown in the district.

Population[edit]

Tuzluca Town Center's population
2007 11,239
2000 8,827
1997 5,384
1990 7,698
1985 3,220
1980 2,950

Notable people[edit]

Villages[edit]

Abbasgöl, Ağabey, Akdeğirmen, Akdiz, Akoluk, Alhanlı, Aliköse, Arslanlı, Aşağıaktaş, Aşağıcivanlı, Aşağıkatırlı, Aşağısutaşlı, Badıllı, Bağlan • Bahçecik • Bahçelimeydan • Beyoğlu • Bostanlı • Buruksu • Canderviş • Çıraklı • Çiçekli • Doğanyurt • Eğrekdere • Elmalık, Gaziler • Gedikli • Göktaş • Güllüce • Güzeldere • Hadımlı • Hamurkesen • Hasankent • İnce • İncesu • Kalaç • Kamışlı • Kandilli, Karabulak • Karacaören • Karakoyun • Karanlık • Karataş • Kartutan • Kayakışlak • Kayaören • Kazkoparan • Kelekli • Kılıçlı • Kırkbulak • Kıznefer • Köprübaşı • Kula • Kumbulak, Kuruağaç, Küçükova • Mollakamer • Nahırkıran • Ombulak • Osmanköy • Sarıabdal • Sarıbulak • Soğukbulak • Söğütlü • Sürmeli • Taşucan • Tezekçi • Turabi • Tutak • Üçkaya • Ünlendi • Yağlı • Yassıbulak • Yaylacık, Yukarıaktaş, Yukarıcivanlı, Yüceotak

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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