Gürün

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Gürün
Gurun.jpg
Gürün is located in Turkey
Gürün
Gürün
Coordinates: 38°43′21″N 37°16′39″E / 38.72250°N 37.27750°E / 38.72250; 37.27750Coordinates: 38°43′21″N 37°16′39″E / 38.72250°N 37.27750°E / 38.72250; 37.27750
Country Turkey
Province Sivas
Government
 • Mayor Nami Çiftçi (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Ömer Kalaylı
Area[1]
 • District 2,717.30 km2 (1,049.16 sq mi)
Elevation 1,334 m (4,377 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,824
 • District 20,222
 • District density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Post code 58800
Website www.gurun.bel.tr

Gürün (TAO: Կիւրին, RAO: Կյուրին) is a town and a district of Sivas Province of Turkey. The mayor is Nami Çiftçi (MHP).

History[edit]

During the Armenian Genocide, a sizable portion of the city's Armenian population was deported and killed. According to the memoir Goodbye, Antoura, during the pre-genocide years the Armenian population had achieved a level of stability in Gurun, with at least one Armenian family owning large swathes of land and orchards. In 1915, the Ottoman government appropriated these lands, and the Armenian population was deported southward and westward into the Syrian desert, eventually reaching the cities of Homs and Hama.[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. ^ Goodbye, Antoura, Stanford University Press, 2015

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Panian, Karnig. Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide. Translated by Simon Beugekian. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015.