Patnos

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Patnos
Patnos is located in Turkey
Patnos
Patnos
Coordinates: 39°14′09″N 42°52′07″E / 39.23583°N 42.86861°E / 39.23583; 42.86861Coordinates: 39°14′09″N 42°52′07″E / 39.23583°N 42.86861°E / 39.23583; 42.86861
CountryTurkey
ProvinceAğrı
Government
 • MayorEmrah Kılıç (HDP)
Area
 • District1,455.74 km2 (562.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
62,425
 • District
125,995
 • District density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Post code
04500
Websitewww.patnos.bel.tr

Patnos (Armenian: Բադնոց, Latin transliteration: Badnoc‘ or Patnoc‘, Kurdish: Panos) was a historically important Armenian city, is now a district of Ağrı Province of Turkey on a plain surrounded by high mountains including Süphan, watered by tributaries of the Murat River. 82 km south of the city of Ağrı on the road to Van. The mayor is Emrah Kılıç (HDP).[3]

The plain has been settled since at least 1300BC and this was a centre of the Urartu civilisation. The city has many historical ruins from Urartian period.[4] There are a number of places of historical interest around Patnos, including the castle of Aznavur Tepe, an impressive Urartu building.

Today Patnos is a small town in an impoverished rural area.

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. ^ "Ağrı Patnos Seçim Sonuçları - 31 Mart 2019 Yerel Seçimleri". www.sabah.com.tr. Retrieved 2019-09-09.
  4. ^ http://www.igeme.org.tr/english/dogu_anadolu.pdf