Zara, Turkey

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Zara
Zara is located in Turkey
Zara
Zara
Coordinates: 39°53′42″N 37°45′11″E / 39.89500°N 37.75306°E / 39.89500; 37.75306Coordinates: 39°53′42″N 37°45′11″E / 39.89500°N 37.75306°E / 39.89500; 37.75306
Country Turkey
Province Sivas
Government
 • Mayor Sayıt Ahmet Pala (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Bahattin Alp Arslanköylü
Area[1]
 • District 2,578.01 km2 (995.38 sq mi)
Elevation 1,350 m (4,430 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 11,945
 • District 23,084
 • District density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Post code 587xx
Website www.zara.bel.tr

Zara is a town and a district of Sivas Province of Turkey. The mayor is Sayıt Ahmet Pala (AKP). The town is 70 km. (appr. 45 miles) away from Sivas down town.

Economy[edit]

Historically, silver was extracted from lead in Zara. Coal, asbestos, and arsenic was also produced in the area.[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, G.W. (1920). Armenia and Kurdistan. London: H.M. Stationery Office. pp. 74–75.