Köprülü, Göle

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Köprülü
Town
Köprülü is located in Turkey
Köprülü
Köprülü
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°53′N 42°28′E / 40.883°N 42.467°E / 40.883; 42.467Coordinates: 40°53′N 42°28′E / 40.883°N 42.467°E / 40.883; 42.467
Country  Turkey
Province Ardahan Province
District Göle
Elevation 2,125 m (6,970 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,017
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 75780
Area code(s) 0478
Licence plate 75

Köprülü (formerly Korehenk) is a belde (town) in the Göle district of Ardahan Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Köprülü is a town in Göle district of Ardahan Province. Its distance to Göle is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and its distance to Ardahan is 75 kilometres (47 mi). The population of Köprülü is 2,017 [1] as of 2010.

History[edit]

Köprülü, founded in the late 18th century, was ceded to the Russian Empire in 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin (1878). But on December 2, 1921, Köprülü was returned to Turkey by the Treaty of Alexandropol (Gümrü). The name of the settlement was then Korehenk. In 1962, the name was changed to Köprülü (“place with bridge”), referring to the wooden bridge in the settlement. In 1971, Köprülü was declared a seat of township.

Economy[edit]

Köprülü is a high altitude town. Because of the cold winters, agriculture is quite limited, and the major economic activity of the town is cattle breeding.

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