Çaldıran, Van

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Çaldıran
Çaldıran is located in Turkey
Çaldıran
Çaldıran
Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389Coordinates: 39°08′31″N 43°54′50″E / 39.14194°N 43.91389°E / 39.14194; 43.91389
Country  Turkey
Province Van
Government
 • Mayors Faruk Demir (HDP)
Suna Atabay (HDP)
 • Kaymakam İbrahim Dündâr
Area[1]
 • District 1,587.22 km2 (612.83 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 14,361
 • District 67,329
 • District density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Post code 65750
Website www.caldiran.bel.tr
view from vehicle travelling through Çaldıran town

Çaldıran (Kurdish: Ebex‎) is a district and town in Van Province of Turkey. The mayor is Faruk Demir (BDP).

The battle of Bagiri Pass occurred here, in which Armenians fleeing from Van during the Armenian Genocide were intercepted by Kurdish Tribals, who killed many.[citation needed]

The town is in an earthquake prone area; 3,840 people were killed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 1976.[3]

The lowest temperature recorded in Çaldıran is -46.4 °C on 9 January 1990. It is also the lowest temperature recorded in Turkey.

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. ^ Daha önce de büyük depremler yaşandı NTV 23 October 2011

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