Yüksekova

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Yüksekova
Yüksekova is located in Turkey
Yüksekova
Yüksekova
Coordinates: 37°34′00″N 44°17′00″E / 37.56667°N 44.28333°E / 37.56667; 44.28333Coordinates: 37°34′00″N 44°17′00″E / 37.56667°N 44.28333°E / 37.56667; 44.28333
Country Turkey
Province Hakkâri
Government
 • Mayor Ruken Yetişkin (BDP)
 • Kaymakam Üzeyir Aziz Özeren
Area[1]
 • District 2,371.85 km2 (915.78 sq mi)
Elevation 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 68,230
 • District 115,966
 • District density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Post code 30300
Website www.yuksekova.bel.tr

Yüksekova (Kurdish: Gewer; Syriac: Gawar ܓܒܼܪ alternate spelling ܓܵܒܼܵܪ) is a district of Hakkari Province of Turkey, situated on the border with Iran. Its location on the trade route between north western Iran and eastern Turkey made it an important juncture for travelers and the location of several ethnic groups that were active in regional trade. The mayor is Ruken Yetişkin (BDP). The population is 61,712 as of 2010.

Climate[edit]

The climate in Yüksekova is a warm-summer subtype (Köppen: Dsb) of the humid continental climate.

Climate data for Yüksekova
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.0
(15.8)
−7.3
(18.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
6.0
(42.8)
12.1
(53.8)
16.5
(61.7)
20.3
(68.5)
20.2
(68.4)
16.4
(61.5)
10.5
(50.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
6.9
(44.42)
Precipitation mm (inches) 71
(2.8)
90
(3.54)
104
(4.09)
106
(4.17)
58
(2.28)
18
(0.71)
6
(0.24)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
50
(1.97)
76
(2.99)
80
(3.15)
670
(26.38)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Famous Assyrians from Yüksekova[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Climate:Yüksekova". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014.