|• Mayor||Mehmet Yıldırım (CHP)|
|• Kaymakam||Faik Oktay Sözer|
|• District||335.93 km2 (129.70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||473 m (1,552 ft)|
|• District density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
Previously known as Damar and Göktaş Murgul is on a tributary of the Çoruh River, with mountains on all sides.
Half of the land is mountain forest and most of the other half is meadow, only 5% is planted. There are various mining and mineral operations especially copper (Murgul has Turkey's largest copper reserve) and also iron and nitrates. Murgul itself is a small town of 3,525 people.
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.
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