Boğatepe, Kars

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Boğatepe is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°48′N 42°54′E / 40.800°N 42.900°E / 40.800; 42.900Coordinates: 40°48′N 42°54′E / 40.800°N 42.900°E / 40.800; 42.900
Country Turkey
ProvinceKars Province
DistrictKars central district
2,667 m (8,750 ft)
 • Total218
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)0474
Licence plate36

Boğatepe (former Zavot or Büyük Zavot) is a village in Turkey.

It is in the central district of Kars Province at 40°48′N 42°54′E / 40.800°N 42.900°E / 40.800; 42.900. Its altitude is 2,667 metres (8,750 ft).[1] Its distance to Kars is about 52 kilometres (32 mi). The population of the village was 218 as of 2014.[2] During the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), the village was annexed by the Russian Empire. Russians settled Molokans in the village which was then named Zavot ("Dairy" in Russian Language). After the First World War the village was returned to Turkey. While some of the Molokans migrated to Soviet Union, Karapapak Turks from Georgia settled in the village. Molokans were cheese producers and the newcomers also began producing cheese. Now the village is known as a cheese producing village.[3]

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  1. ^ Address page
  2. ^ Kars Province page (in Turkish)
  3. ^ Anadolu Jet periodical Issue 100, p.58